The low temperature was within shouting distance of zero on Thursday morning in Southern New England. It reached the upper teens to low 20s with sunshine in the afternoon, and another frigid night is ahead. The temperature will drop to 0-10° under clear skies Thursday night. Friday looks just as cold as, if not colder than, Thursday. There will be mostly sunny skies with highs in the mid to upper teens.
It will stay very cold Friday evening. The temperature will hold in the low to mid teens. The wind will shift to the southwest after midnight, and the temperature will rise into the 20s by dawn. The wind shift occurs ahead of an Arctic cold front that will likely trigger snow showers and squalls on Saturday. The first snow showers are possible near the coast (especially on Cape Cod) by dawn Saturday, with a great threat of showers/squalls late in the afternoon and into the evening. It does not look like a major event, but there may be enough snow to coat the ground and cause some slick travel. Highs will be in the upper 20s to mid 30s on Saturday. The wind will increase to 15-30 mph, with gusts to 40 mph possible near the coast.
The snow shower/squall threat ends by midnight, and the temperature will drop into the teens by dawn on Sunday. There will be a strong breeze that helps to dry the roads, but anything that remains wet or slushy will freeze solid by late Saturday night. Sunday looks dry and very cold. The temperature will struggle to reach 20 in the afternoon. The rapid-fire weather pattern continues with another cold front passing by Sunday night into Monday. Once again, snow showers are possible ahead of the front. There could be a minor accumulation that coincides with the Monday morning commute before ending around midday. Highs will be in the 30s on Monday.
The weather is looking very cold and mainly dry in the middle of next week. Highs will be in the teens to low 20s. Lows will be in the single digits to teens. There is the chance of a significant storm bringing snow on Wednesday, but, right now, it looks like it will be far enough offshore to spare Southern New England. We’ll be keeping a close eye on that forecast!