Chilly and dry, then a midweek Nor’easter

The coldest weather of the season to date is on the doorstep of New England. The temperature will drop into the low to mid 30s in Southern New England and the Mid-Atlantic Saturday night, certainly an unwelcome sight for those still without power. Sunday should be mostly sunny, breezy, and cool. The temperature will struggle to reach 50 in the afternoon. Don’t forget to set your clocks back tonight before going to bed. Daylight Saving Time comes to an end, and the sunset will be at  4:37 pm.

Monday and Tuesday will be two of the chillier days that we have seen in a while. The last time there were back to back days where the temperature at TF Green Airport did not reach 50 degrees was March 5 and 6 – eight months ago. Both days should be sunny or mostly sunny, but the lows will be in the 20s and the highs will probably stay in the 40s.

Nasty Nor’easter Wednesday into Friday

The cold air will depart in the nick of time as a Nor’easter quickly develops of the Carolina coast. While it’s not a 100% lock that we won’t see snow, the high likelihood is for a chilly rain in all of Southeastern New England. Wednesday may start dry, but some rain is likely during the afternoon or evening, and it will continue through the night. The high on Wednesday may not make it out of the 40s again. The wind is going to be a factor with this storm, especially near the coast, where some 50-60 mph gusts are possible at the height of it – most likely Wednesday night. The storm will be a slow-mover, so more wind and rain is ahead for Thursday into Friday. Check out the previous post on the storm’s impacts for more details on the storm.

Decent weather next weekend

Looking ahead to late in the week and next weekend, the weather should be improving, but only gradually. Friday won’t be too much of a treat, with some lingering showers and gusty winds. The temperature may be in the 40s. Saturday looks brighter and a bit milder, and, right now, Sunday is looking quite nice with some sunshine and rather mild conditions. That’s great news for anyone running the Pell Bridge Run, for which Right Weather is proud to be the weather sponsor – maybe that’s why it will be a great morning to run.

Fred Campagna

President and Chief Meteorologist - Right Weather LLC AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist #756 AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist #126

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