Rain showers will continue Tuesday evening ahead of a cold front that will bring chilly weather back to Southern New England for the midweek. Temperatures rose into the mid to upper 40s by early Tuesday afternoon, with clouds slowly arriving ahead of the front that was bringing some wintry precipitation and rain to the Appalachians. The rain showers will end around midnight as the front gets offshore. Most areas should see about 0.5″ of rain, which may be enough for some big puddles near snow/ice clogged storm drains. The temperature will fall from the 40s to the upper 20s to low 30s by dawn Wednesday with the chance of a few flurries late at night as the colder air rushes in.
Cold in the midweek
Wednesday looks blustery and chilly, with highs in the low to mid 30s under partly to mostly cloudy skies. There will be a 15-30 mph westerly wind. Lows Thursday morning will be in the teens to low 20s, with wind chills in the single digits to low teens thanks to a 10-20 mph breeze. Thursday also looks rather cool, with highs in the low 30s under mostly sunny skies. The weather should improve a bit on Friday. There will be less wind, and the high temperature will be closer to 40 degrees with plenty of sunshine.
Chance of more weekend snow
Looking ahead to the weekend, another winter storm may be in the cards for Southern New England. A storm moving from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic may redevelop just south of Southern New England on Saturday bringing the threat of more accumulating snow and/or a rain/snow mix near the coast. The evolution of this storm is still somewhat uncertain, and there is no guarantee of wintry weather this weekend. If the storm develops too far south or fails to intensify as some computer models project, then Southern New England will be spared a third consecutive snowy weekend. If it develops and tracks too close to the coast, then it will be predominantly rain. We will keep you posted.