Saturday looks to be a washout with up to an inch of rain by the time it ends on Sunday.

The National Weather Service says a system will approach on Saturday, bringing unsettled weather to the region this weekend.

Areas across the interior could see a wintry mix before a changeover to plain rain by late Saturday morning. Rain should taper off Saturday night as low pressure passes.

A few rain or snow showers could linger into Sunday morning before party sunny skies return Sunday afternoon.

The first concern for tonight will revolve around whether there will be any frozen precipitation across northwest Connecticut.

The other concern will be the quick hitting moderate to heavy rain, mainly Saturday afternoon due to a subtropical feed of moisture.

Those who prefer winter weather - and snow - will have to wait.

The Climate Prediction Center says there a good chance of above-average temperatures through Feb. 4 in the Northeast.

The forecast

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. Wind chill values between 25 and 35 early. Calm wind becoming east around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. Northeast wind 6 to 11 mph.

Saturday: A chance of rain or freezing rain before 10 a.m., then rain. High near 41. Wind chill values between 20 and 30. East wind 13 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.

Saturday Night: Rain, mainly before 9pm. Low around 33. East wind 9 to 14 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 42. West wind 8 to 10 mph.