I'm sure you know the old saying, if you don't like the weather in New England, wait five minutes. Nothing could be more true if you look at our forecast for the first part of the week.

According to the National Weather Service, we'll start off the week with rain and mild temperatures. Some of the rain could be heavy at times with up to three quarter of an inch possible. That rain could cause some local street and highway flooding, especially in northwest Connecticut because of melting snow in the Berkshires.

Then, late Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning temperatures will drop significantly and the rain will turn to snow. That could set the stage to affect your Wednesday morning commute with anywhere from 1 to 3 inches of snow.

During Monday and Tuesday temperatures will climb into the 50's, which will be the first time in a few weeks we have seen temps this mild in the area.

So far over the last month the daytime highs have been well below average. Danbury’s average temperature of 29.2 degrees is actually 5.2 degrees below average. Just this past weekend Danbury set a cold temperature record on Sunday morning with a low of 12 degrees.

Here's the look at the official NWS forecast for the week:

Today: Rain. High near 53. Light south wind increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Tuesday: A chance of showers before noon, then rain between noon and 5 p.m., then showers likely after 5 p.m. High near 56. Southwest wind around 8 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night: Rain before midnight, then rain and snow between midnight and 4 a.m., then snow after 4am. Low around 29. Northwest wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Wednesday: Snow likely, mainly before 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 29 by 4pm. Northwest wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 29.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 35.

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