WACKY WEATHER

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Forecasters are expecting a wintry mix of freezing rain and snow will affect the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Friday, gradually changing to rain through the day. Flooding potential is high for the Northeast this weekend.

A COMBINATION OF SPOTTY LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE AS WELL AS PATCHY FREEZING FOG WILL CREATE SLIPPERY CONDITIONS FOR SOME AREAS. MOTORISTS SHOULD EXERCISE EXTRA CAUTION WHEN COMMUTING AND BE ALERT FOR THESE SLIPPERY CONDITIONS.

HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...

* FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.

* LOW PRESSURE MOVING FROM THE MIDWEST INTO EASTERN CANADA WILL DRAG A COLD FRONT THROUGH THE REGION SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT. THIS SYSTEM WILL TAP INTO THE GULF AND ATLANTIC MOISTURE TO PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND SATURDAY NIGHT.

* RAINFALL AMOUNTS FROM 1 1/2 TO 2 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS UP TO 2 1/2 INCHES IN AND NEAR THE HIGHER TERRAIN NORTH AND WEST OF NEW YORK CITY...IS LIKELY TO CAUSE SIGNIFICANT URBAN...LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE FLOODING EARLY THIS WEEKEND. IN ADDITION TO URBAN AND POOR DRAINAGE FLOODING...FLASHY SMALL STREAM AND RIVER FLOODING IS POSSIBLE. CONDITIONS ARE ALSO FAVORABLE FOR ICE JAM FLOODING.

A few days ago we experienced below zero temperatures in the NE and now the region expecting temperatures in the 50's? How can this be?