The quiet cool stretch of weather will come to an end on Sunday as a storm moves from the Great Lakes to the Mid-Atlantic coast. Some snow and rain will break out in advance of a surge of milder air on Sunday. Any snow should be short-lived and not accumulate in most of RI and SE MA, with a change to chilly rain likely from the coast to inland locations by Sunday evening. The snow will hang on for a bit longer in interior MA and far NW RI. Most of Southern New England will not see a significant accumulating snow, as even areas between I-495 and Worcester are likely to see just 1-2″ before a change to rain or mixed precipitation. Far Northern Massachusetts may see a few inches of snow Sunday night into Monday.
More rain Monday-Tuesday
A storm will develop south of Southern New England and move close enough to bring all rain to RI, CT, and SE MA Monday into Tuesday. Right now, it looks like the steadiest rain will be Monday night. The temperature will rise well into the 40s, and may reach the low 50s – especially near the coast. Colder air will move in behind the departing storm, but it there may not be enough leftover precipitation to allow for some snow showers on Wednesday. Thursday looks relatively quiet with a blend of clouds and sun.
Stormy pattern continues through Christmas
Another storm is likely Friday into Saturday. Once again, it appears that the track will be favorable for rain instead of snow in Southern New England. That storm is still several days away, and the track is subject to change. Colder air will move into Southern New England after that storm departs, and it will most likely stay through Christmas. Some computer models are showing another storm shortly after Christmas. Right now, the odds do not favor a white Christmas in RI, CT, and SE MA, but Northern New England, particularly Maine, could pick up 1-2 feet of snow in the next week.