A burst of snow moved through Southern New England Friday morning producing a quick coating to an inch of accumulation. The steady snow was moving out by 8 am, and lighter, spotty precipitation is in the forecast for the rest of the day. Light snow/rain showers are possible Friday as milder weather tries to make its way into Southern New England. The temperature will climb into the low to mid 30s during the afternoon. Friday night looks cloudy and damp, with scattered rain showers. The temperature will hold steady in the mid 30s or rise late at night into the upper 30s to low 40s.
The warm-up continues this weekend, with a windy rainstorm in the forecast for Saturday. A moisture-laden system will move through Southern New England bringing gusty winds near the coast, periods of moderate to heavy rain, and temperatures in the 50s. Rain will develop on Saturday, and it will likely be heaviest in the evening during the Patriots-Colts game at Gillette Stadium.
Peak wind gusts could approach 50 mph near the coast late Saturday or before dawn Sunday. Rain totals should exceed 1″ in most places, with the potential for isolated 2″ totals. The high temperature could soar to 60 degrees late Saturday.
Sunday looks a lot quieter, with partly cloudy skies and highs in the mid to upper 40s. It will stay dry and relatively mild on Monday. The forecast for the middle of next week is uncertain. Rain or snow is possible Tuesday and/or Wednesday.