Rain and temperatures approaching 50° are in the forecast for Southern New England just a couple of days removed from an Eastern MA blizzard and low temperatures below zero. The temperature fell below zero in most of Southern New England Friday night, and in many spots it was the coldest since January, 2004. It bounced back into the mid to upper 20s with mostly sunny skies Saturday afternoon. Any snow that melted or turned to slush will re-freeze Saturday evening as the temperature falls into the teens inland and low 20s near the coast with clear skies.
Clouds will increase late at night, and the temperature may rise a few degrees by dawn. Sunday looks cloudy, with the chance of a few passing rain, freezing rain, or sleet showers in RI and SE MA. There is a better chance of freezing rain or sleet in CT and W MA from the morning through early in the afternoon. The high temperature will eventually reach the upper 30s to low 40s in RI and SE MA.
Rain showers are likely Sunday night into Monday morning. The temperature will climb into the upper 40s to low 50s with a southerly breeze, but a wind shift will bring much colder weather back to Southern New England by late Monday. Rain showers may end as a few snow showers Monday afternoon, and the temperature will tumble from near 50° around midday to below freezing by late in the evening, and then into the teens by dawn on Tuesday.
The weather looks very cold in the midweek. It will be partly to mostly cloudy, breezy, and frigid on Tuesday. Highs will be in the teens, with lows in the single digits to low teens. The wind chill will be near zero. Wednesday will be frigid early, and in the 20s in the afternoon. Some light snow or rain is possible late next week.