The temperature rose above freezing in Southeastern New England on Saturday for the first time since Monday evening. The milder conditions were accompanied by howling south-southwesterly winds. Peak gusts were near 60 mph on Block Island and in Milton, MA at the Blue Hill Observatory. Elsewhere, 40-50 mph gusts were reported.
A line of snow showers and squalls was crossing New England from west to east in the evening. The snow will end between 9pm-12am in Southeastern New England. A minor accumulation is possible, and with the temperature falling into the 20s, untreated wet roads will become icy. The temperature will plummet into the teens on a gusty breeze after midnight.
The temperature will not rise much from the mid teens on Sunday morning. Highs will only be in the low to mid 20s on Sunday afternoon with mostly sunny skies. The wind will be gusty through mid-afternoon before diminishing late in the day. A 15-30 mph westerly breeze is expected from mid-morning until late in the day.
Clouds will increase Sunday night in advance of another cold front. The temperature will hold or rise during the night. A few snow showers are possible late at night. Monday looks partly to mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers possible – primarily in the afternoon and early evening. It will be one of the mildest days of late, with highs reaching the upper 30s to low 40s. A minor accumulation is possible with the late-day snow showers.
Cold and dry weather returns for the middle of the week. Once again, the high temperature will be in the teens to low 20s, and lows will be in single digits to teens Tuesday and Wednesday. After a cold start, it should not be as cold on Thursday afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 20s to low 30s. Snow showers are possible Thursday night.
Friday looks fairly quiet, and looking ahead to next weekend there is the chance of snow and/or rain on Saturday.