After heavy downpours and street flooding across SouthCoast Friday night, the region should see an end to the rain around midday Saturday.
Even better, SouthCoast should escape the "flash freeze" that will hit some parts of the state when the mercury plunges.
That's the word from Alan Dunham, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Taunton. Dunham said Friday night that temperatures locally should be in the mid-50s Saturday morning before they fall to the lower 30s by later in the day. But the rain should be ending early enough to give things a chance to dry out somewhat before the cold sets in, he said.
"Any puddles that are left could freeze so there could be some slick spots," Dunham said. But he doesn't anticipate widespread travel problems for SouthCoast.
Overnight Saturday into Sunday, the cold will settle in with a low temperature of about 16. Sunday's high will only be in the mid-20's, he said.
Dunham said forecasters are keeping an eye on the possibility of some snow for the region Tuesday and Wednesday. However he said the models are in disagreement and it's too soon to tell what might or might not happen.
"But it's something we need to watch," he said.