Get set for a taste of mid-winter in late-November. A true Arctic blast is heading for Southern New England this weekend. Record low maximum temperatures are possible in the major cities of Southern New England on Sunday. It may not reach 32° in Boston, Providence, and Hartford. The cold weather will be mainly dry, with just a few flurries or snow showers possible. It will also be windy, so wind chills will be 10-15° colder than the air temperature.
We are leaning toward the storm in the middle of next week coming close enough to bring rain to the big cities of the Northeast. At this point, it looks like it could be a soaker. The ensemble runs of most computer models bring a storm close to the coast. The best chance of snow is in the mountains of Northern NY and New England. The storm is still 5-6 days out, and things could change, but that’s the way it looks now.
Thanksgiving will be dry, blustery, and cold. It may not be as cold as Sunday, but it will be very chilly, with highs only in the 30s. It will stay cold for Black Friday and into next weekend. It looks dry through next weekend, and it will not be as cold early in the following week.