West Coast gets a break from rain but more is on its way, as cold hits the Midwest, Northeast

PHOTO: Chase Tyrie, 4, splashes in flood waters of the overflowed Russian River in Forestville, Calif., Feb. 27, 2019.PlayMichael Short/AP
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After days of major snowfall and flooding rain, the West Coast will be getting a break on Thursday -- but more wet weather is on its way. Meanwhile, out in the Midwest and Northeast, cold temperatures are not ready to give way to Spring quite yet.

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Mass flooding and heavy snowfall has had the West hunkering down.

Up to 21.56 inches of rain fell in the last three days in Venado, California, a community north of San Francisco, while the Russian River at nearby Guerneville, California reached 45.38 feet on Thursday morning, its highest level since 1995.

In the Sierra Nevada mountains, parts of Interstate 80 remain closed due to the 7 feet of snow that has fallen over the past three days. Now, the area faces avalanche danger.

Finally, California will be getting a break from the heavy rain and snow, but a new storm is moving in for the weekend.

PHOTO: California will be getting a brief break from the rain on Thursday. ABC News
California will be getting a brief break from the rain on Thursday.

Flood warnings and watches are still posted for the ongoing events in central and northern California as of Thursday morning, and avalanche warnings have been posted for the Rocky Mountains.

PHOTO: Flood watches and warnings and avalanche warnings remain in the West Coast. ABC News
Flood watches and warnings and avalanche warnings remain in the West Coast.

There is little rain on the forecast for Thursday during the day, but the break in rain and mountain snow will not last long for California.

On Friday late evening and into the night, heavy rain will move into the area and spread into southern California by Saturday morning.

PHOTO: More rain and snow is heading for California this weekend. ABC News
More rain and snow is heading for California this weekend.

This will mean more snow for the Sierra Nevada mountain range, which is already buried in record-breaking snow.

PHOTO: Flooded areas around Sonoma County are looking at another 2 inches of snow as the Sierra Nevadas face another several feet of snow. ABC News
Flooded areas around Sonoma County are looking at another 2 inches of snow as the Sierra Nevada's face another several feet of snow.

Rainfall amounts on Friday night and into the weekend will not be as heavy as earlier in the week, but some areas could end up with an additional 2 inches and several more feet of snow is expected in the Sierra Nevada.

Out in the Midwest, record cold is possible this weekend.

PHOTO: Major low temperatures are coming for the upper Midwest on Sunday. ABC News
Major low temperatures are coming for the upper Midwest on Sunday.

Wind chills will be going well below zero in the Midwest Sunday morning, especially affecting the upper Midwest.

High temperatures in the upper Midwest on Sunday are forecast to hover near zero, and morning lows will be in the negative 20s and 10s, with the potential to break records. That arctic blast will then be heading to the Northeast next week.

PHOTO: A snowstorm is heading to the Northeast, with heaviest snow expected to fall on Sunday into Monday. ABC News
A snowstorm is heading to the Northeast, with heaviest snow expected to fall on Sunday into Monday.

Ahead of the arctic air, there will be a snowstorm for the Midwest and Northeast. Though at this point it's too early to say exactly how much snow will fall and where, it looks like the heaviest snow will likely fall in the Northeast on Sunday into Monday.

Alexandra Svokos contributed to this report.