A January that has featured wild temperature swings in Southern New England will deliver a couple more loops on the roller coaster early this week. After a very cold Sunday, the temperature will be above normal, for a change, on Monday afternoon. A frontal system will move through New England on Monday, but it will not have much moisture to work with, and showers (rain or snow) will not be widespread. The temperature will be in the low 30s early in the morning before rising into the low to mid 40s. It will be breezy, but probably not as windy as Saturday was.
Scattered rain/snow showers are possible in afternoon as a cold front swings through. The temperature will nosedive late Monday into the mid teens by midnight. It will be 10-15° Tuesday morning. The weather looks very cold, but dry in the midweek. Highs will struggle to reach 20° again on Tuesday. Wednesday will start with lows in the single digits to low teens, and the high temperature will be in the low to mid 20s. Both days should be partly cloudy to mainly clear.
A large area of high pressure will likely keep it dry and cool through Thursday. We’ll be watching a storm that will bring snow to the Southern United States. Right now, it looks like it will pass harmlessly out to sea. A few disturbances will make a run at Southern New England late in the workweek and over the weekend. While there may be some wintry precipitation, there is also the potential for a mix or rain, and we are not expecting intense precipitation. Highs will be in the 30s, and lows will be in the 20s Friday through Sunday.
The forecast for Super Bowl Sunday will be taking shape in the next couple of days. We have tracked it over the past week, and you can follow its evolution here.
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