Southern New England received another decent soaking of rain on Tuesday. The rain will end before midnight, and some clearing is possible late at night. Winds will be light, and patchy fog is likely after midnight. A bit of black ice may form inland where the temperature falls to around 32° by dawn. The temperature is expected to stay above freezing near the coast.
Wednesday looks like a decent day with a blend of clouds and sun, and highs in the upper 40s to low 50s. It will be another relatively mild day, the fifth in a row after a very cold start to the year. The overall trend, however, is for the weather to get colder in the next week. It will be a gradual process, and it will stay warmer than normal through the end of the workweek. Southern New England will be between two weather disturbances on Thursday. Look for mostly cloudy skies with highs in the low to mid 40s.
Friday should be partly to mostly cloudy with highs in the 40s. The overnight low temperatures for the next few days will be in the low to mid 30s. We are keeping an eye on the potential for some snow on Saturday. A storm system will develop offshore, but it’s rate of intensification and track are uncertain. Right now, it looks like there is a decent chance of at least snow showers. Another forecast question revolves around whether snow would accumulate with temperatures at or slightly above freezing. The ground is not as cold as it was, and with light precipitation falling during the day, the prospect of snow accumulation on the roads is not great. Highs will be in the 30s on Saturday.
The second half of the weekend looks cold, with a blend of sun and clouds, and highs in the upper 20s to low 30s on Sunday. The early outlook for next week is for colder weather to return for an extended stay by midweek.