Saturday was the coolest day in more than a month with highs only in the low to mid 50s throughout Southeastern New England. It was even colder in Northern New England and New York, with some snow falling in the highest elevations of the Adirondack, Green and White Mountains. The storm responsible for the raw, chilly weather will slowly depart on Sunday, and the weather will gradually improve for the remainder of the Memorial Day weekend.
It will continue to be damp and unseasonably cool Saturday night. The temperature will fall all the way to the upper 30s to mid 40s by dawn. It will be the coldest in the higher elevations of NW RI, NE CT and Worcester County. Occasional showers, mist, and drizzle are likely through midnight. There will continue to be a gusty breeze out of the north-northwest that occasionally kicks up to 25-35 mph.
After a gray, chilly start on Sunday, the sky will brighten a bit during the afternoon. It will not be a particularly warm day, however, with highs in the upper 50s to low 60s. The wind will be active on Sunday out of the northwest at 15-30 mph. It will be mainly clear and cool with a diminishing breeze Sunday night. The temperature will dip into the low to mid 40s by early Monday morning. Memorial Day should turn out to be a nice one, with highs in the upper 60s to low 70s under mostly sunny skies. There will be a 10-20 mph westerly wind during the day.
The trend next week will be for summer-like heat to build east from the Midwest into the Northeast by late in the week. Tuesday should be a pleasant day, with highs in the low to mid 70s and lots of sun. A few showers are possible Wednesday as a warm front passes. Highs will be in near 70. Much warmer weather arrives Thursday and may stick around through most of next weekend. The temperature will rise from the 60s to the 80s inland on Thursday. Friday and Saturday will be in the mid to upper 80s inland, and 70s near the coast. It will gradually get muggier, and overnight low temperatures will likely be in the 60s by late in the week. It looks like many in Southern New England will switch from using the heat to the air conditioning in less than a week!