Cool week in Southern New England

It was a cold Presidents’ Day in New England, with temperatures in Northern New England stuck in the teens to low 20s, and Southern New England basking in upper 20s to low 30s. The wind stayed gusty, and wind chills Monday morning were in the single digits or below zero. On the upside, there was plenty of sunshine in the wake of Sunday’s Eastern MA blizzard that roared into the Canadian Maritimes Sunday night.

Bitter wind chills Monday morning
Bitter wind chills Monday morning

It will not be quite as cold Monday night as the wind relaxes and temperatures settle back into the upper teens to mid 20s under mainly clear skies. Tuesday will feature sunshine and a southerly wind that gets the temperature into the low to mid 40s during the afternoon. An approaching cold front will bring chilly rain showers Tuesday evening to most of Southern New England. The exception may be in Central and Western MA where the higher elevations could pick up some snow.

Chilly rain showers Tuesday evening in RI and SE MA
Chilly rain showers Tuesday evening in RI and SE MA

The weather behind the cold front will be brisk and chilly in the midweek. Wednesday will be blustery and cold for late-February, with highs in the low to mid 30s under partly cloudy skies. Cold air continues to flow into Southern New England Wednesday night into Thursday. Lows will be in the teens to low 20s on Thursday, and the afternoon high temperature may struggle to reach freezing under partly cloudy skies.

Chance of more snow this weekend

The weather looks fairly quite and seasonably cool on Friday. Highs will be near 40, and lows will be in the low 20s. The weekend weather is something to keep  a close eye on. A storm rolling across the nation’s midsection will redevelop near the Mid-Atlantic coast on Saturday. It is uncertain if the storm will be close enough to bring more weekend snow to Southern New England, but the potential exists for more snow Saturday night and Sunday. We will be keep you updated as the forecast evolves.

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Fred Campagna

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

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