The second blizzard in Southern New England in just over a week is moving away and leaving strong winds and bitter cold temperatures in its wake. The storm did not produce huge snow totals, but the combination of the light, fluffy snow and howling winds made for some difficult travel on Sunday. The frigid wind chills didn’t help much, either.
Even though the super-intense storm was heading into the Canadian Maritimes Sunday evening, it was still delivering wind gusts over 40 mph and wind chills in the single digits or slightly below zero. The temperature will fall into the upper single digits to mid teens by dawn Monday, and wind chills will be zero to ten below as the strong gusts continue. The sky will become mainly clear, and Monday will be mostly sunny, blustery, and cold, with highs in the upper 20s to low 30s.
It will not be quite as cold Monday night, with lows in the upper teens to low 20s. Tuesday looks fine during the day, with some sunshine and highs in the low to mid 40s. Another storm will head for Southern New England by late Tuesday, and it’s more likely to bring rain than snow. It does not look like a major system, and the showers are most likely to occur Tuesday evening.
More cold weather in the midweek
The rain should move out by dawn Wednesday, and there will be more cold weather in its wake. Highs will be in the 30s Wednesday and Thursday. There will be a gusty north-northwesterly wind ushering in the colder air. Lows will be in the teens to low 20s. Both days should be dry with partly sunny skies.
Another storm possible next weekend
By late Friday, another storm will be barreling from the Midwest into the Mid-Atlantic. It is possible that storm will redevelop south of Southern New England and bring a snowstorm for the third consecutive weekend. There is a long way to go with the forecast, and a lot can change in the next few days. If you are a Right Weather Pro member, all this active, wintry weather is not a surprise because it’s been mentioned in the Long Range Forecast for weeks. If you’re interested in joining Right Weather Pro, it’s just $39.99 for a full year of access.