The January thaw will be accompanied by drenching rain and the risk of flooding Saturday afternoon and night around Boston.
Unfortunately for fans heading to Foxboro, Mass., Saturday evening, it looks like another game to be played in windswept rain. Thunder and lightning may accompany the rain in some areas.
In addition to the potential for urban flooding and travel delays during Saturday is the risk of ice jams farther north and west.
Temperatures will reach unseasonably warm levels during the storm, especially Saturday evening.
In the wake of the storm, it will turn cooler, but not colder immediately. This is because the source of the air moving in Sunday will be from the Pacific Ocean.
Some sunshine will accompany the mild air on Sunday. However, strong winds gusting past 40 mph could cause some delays at airports in the Northeast.
Colder air will return in stages next week with the first not due in until Wednesday or Thursday. The timing of which will depend on the development of a storm nearby that could bring snow.
Cool and unsettled weather will continue across the Northeast through late week.
Relief is on the way for portions of the Plains that are in the grips of the ongoing drought.
A tropical wave west of the Cape Verde Islands looks like it could be the next named tropical storm in the Atlantic Basin.
A pair of tropical threats will target areas from China and Taiwan to Guam this week.
Ongoing wildfires in Ontario and western Canada will impact areas across the Great Lakes to the Northeast through the weekend.
It was a rather active past few days with tornadoes, flash flooding, and damaging winds targeting many communities from Tennessee to Massachusetts and in Colorado.
Columbia, SC (1991)
July 1991 became the wettest month ever with 17.46" of rain. The old record was 16.72" set in August 1949.
Gulf Coast (1995)
Tropical storm Dean entered the Texas coast near Galveston, TX. Galveston reported a wind gust of 51 mph, but just 0.54" of rain. Coastal roads were flooded across Louisiana.
Las Vegas, NV (1998)
2.50 inches of rain in 1 hour.