A glance at the week ahead

The temperature made it above freezing in the Providence area on Sunday afternoon for the first time since Wednesday. Of course, it was not particularly warm, with a high of just 33°. A touch of light snow Sunday evening will be out of the picture by dawn Monday, and the workweek will begin with temperatures in the upper teens to low 20s early Monday. It will be a cold afternoon, with highs in the mid to upper 20s. It will feel colder because of a fresh 10-25 mph northwest breeze.

Tuesday and Wednesday both look cold and dry. Highs will only be in the 20s, and lows will be in the single digits to teens, with the coldest weather likely early Wednesday morning. There should be sun and clouds during the day, and clear skies at night. The wind will be 5-10 mph out of the northwest on Tuesday before shifting to the north-northeast on Wednesday.

Storm likely on Thursday

A storm streaming out of the Southeastern United States will make a run at New England on Thursday. It’s too early to know the exact track of the storm, and the track will be critical in determining whether it’s snow, rain, or mixed precipitation. Right now, we are favoring a track that comes close enough for snow changing to rain, especially near the coast.

Some models have the storm intensifying rapidly as it moves up the Eastern Seaboard. If that happens, then strong winds may be a concern, too. We should have a better idea about the storm’s impact by early in the workweek.

The weather for Valentine’s Day looks fairly quiet in Southern New England. The storm that hits Thursday should be out of the picture, and a trailing system will likely not arrive until late in the evening. Snow showers are possible Friday night into Saturday. Highs will be in the 30s on Friday. More cold, mainly dry, weather is in the forecast for most of next weekend.

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Fred Campagna

President and Chief Meteorologist - Right Weather LLC AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist #756 AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist #126

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