A quarter to a half inch of rain combined with temperatures rising into the low to mid 40s to lead to some melting and big puddles due to blocked storm drains in Southern New England on Monday. The rain was moving away during the evening, with patchy, dense fog developing in its wake. A Dense Fog Advisory was in effect through at least 2 am Tuesday in most of Southern New England.
Drier weather will return on Tuesday and stay through the day on Wednesday. Tuesday will be breezy and mostly sunny, with highs in the low 40s – typical for mid-February. Melting snow will refreeze Tuesday night as temperatures drop into the teens to low 20s under clear skies with light winds. Clouds will gradually increase Wednesday afternoon as a fast-moving storm moves from the Southeast to the Mid-Atlantic. Highs will be in the upper 30s to low 40s on Wednesday.
Some snow is possible in Southern New England Wednesday night into early Thursday. It will be a minor event when compared to the blizzard, but, if it tracks as close as some models are projecting, an additional 3-5″ will send the plow trucks back out and make for a slow Thursday morning commute. There is some uncertainty about the track, and the low end of the totals on the map need to also be considered. Any snow should end Thursday morning, and there will be some afternoon sunshine. Highs will be near 40.
Friday looks decent, with partly cloudy skies and highs near 40. Looking ahead to the weekend, there is the potential for another storm in the Northeast. There is little agreement among the computer models, but the pattern favors at least a bit of snow in New England. Right now, the most likely scenario has light snow on Saturday with blustery, cold weather on Sunday. Some computer models develop a large storm that buries the Northeast under another thick blanket of snow, but that is not the consensus at this point. In any event, the chilly weather will likely remain in Southern New England through early next week.