Wednesday felt like winter in Southern New England. The high temperature was in the upper 30s to low 40s with sunny skies and a northerly breeze. The wind will diminish quickly Thursday evening, and the temperature will dive into the 20s in the countryside shortly after sunset. Skies will be mainly clear all night, and lows Thursday morning will range from the upper teens in the countryside to mid to upper 20s in the cities and near the coast.
Thursday should be a decent day in Southern New England. Look for a blend of clouds and sun with a light breeze and highs in the mid to upper 40s. A few spots may touch 50° briefly in the afternoon. Clouds will increase Thursday night, and a few stray showers are possible by dawn Friday. Lows will be above freezing Thursday night.
Scattered, light rain showers are possible on Friday with mostly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the mid to upper 40s again. The chance of mainly light rain showers continues Friday night into early Saturday before ending by mid-morning. The temperature will be in the mid 40s Saturday morning, then fall during the afternoon as skies clear on a northwesterly breeze.
Sunday-Monday is the first of two cold shots that are in the forecast through Thanksgiving. Sunday will be partly cloudy, blustery, and very cold for late-November. Highs will only be in the low to mid 30s, and wind chills will be in the teens to low 20s. The northwesterly wind may gust over 35 mph. It will stay breezy and cold Sunday night into Monday. Wind chills may reach the single digits Sunday night as the temperature falls into the teens to low 20s. Monday, although partly to mostly sunny, will be quite cold, with highs only in the low to mid 30s.
Tuesday will likely start with dry weather, but rain and/or snow is possible Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday as a system moves off the Southeast United States coast and heads northeast. It is possible that the storm slides out to sea and misses Southern New England. We’ll be monitoring the computer model trends very closely. In any event, more cold weather is likely for Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Highs in the 30s, lows in the teens to low 20s.