Warmer temperatures, freezing rain could cause flooding this weekend

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Friday night - Freezing rain and sleet before midnight, then snow.

That could mean lows in record-cold territory where snow covers the ground - and as cold if not a degree or two colder than some of the lowest temps we've seen so far this season even without snow on the ground.

In the mountains, snow accumulations will be highest across the Western Slope (8-16 inches) where winter storm warnings are in effect.

A blustery northwest wind may have gusts as high as 25 miles per hour adding to the bite of the plummeting air temperatures.

Saturday night - A chance of snow showers.

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Rain chances will be on the increase through the day Thursday as highs warm into the mid and upper 60s.

Saturday night will be mostly cloudy, with a low of 10.

Total snow accumulations of eight to 14 inches and ice accumulations of a tenth of an inch are possible.

Kyle Weisser (WISER) with the National Weather Service says the track of the storm is moving north.

We're already watching next Tuesday... another weather system and drop in temps could bring more snow chances to the Mid-South. The region, which has been nearly completely dry this winter, was expected to get as much as 4 inches of rain by early Tuesday. Continue to check the latest forecasts. Windy, with a north northwest wind 18 to 28 miles per hour.

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