A strong cold front will move through early Saturday morning opening the doors to some of the coldest air to reach Southern New England this season for what is left of the holiday weekend. Saturday will be partly cloudy, windy, and turning colder by late in the day. The high temperature around midday will be in the low to mid 40s, with the temperature falling through the 30s during the evening. It will feel even colder due to the 15-30 mph northwesterly breeze.
The temperature will drop all the way into the mid to upper 20s by dawn Sunday. It will be bright, brisk, and chilly on Sunday. The high will be near 40, even with a decent amount of sunshine. Dry weather stays around into early next week as high pressure moves overhead and a storm begins to emerge from the Southern Plains. The high on Monday should be in the low to mid 40s with partly sunny skies.
Wintry mix possible Tuesday into Wednesday
The storm will move from the Southeast to the Mid-Atlantic on Tuesday, and it may spread a wintry mix into Southern New England Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday. At this point, there are still some uncertainties about the track and intensity of the storm. Right now, it does not look like a huge snow-producer, but a track just a bit farther north, with a storm that is slightly more intense than currently projected, could lead to some accumulating snow inland. Also, the track of the storm may be close enough to the coast that it’s just a chilly rain from the coast to Providence. It’s something we’ll be monitoring closely over the next few days.
After the storm passes, another shot of some pretty cold weather will move into New England. It’s unclear if the brunt of the Arctic air will make it into Southern New England, but there is potential to see even colder weather than we’ll see this Sunday on Thursday and Friday of next week.