It will be an unseasonably cold start to the week in Southern New England. A storm will stay south of the area bringing just the chance of flurries near the coast, but the temperature will be running nearly 20° below normal on Monday afternoon. It will be a mostly cloudy and brisk day, with lows in the teens, and highs struggling to reach 30° in the afternoon. There will be a 10-20 mph north-northeast breeze. The normal high in Southeastern New England on St. Patrick’s Day is in the upper 40s.
Skies will clear Monday night, and the temperature will fall into the teens. Tuesday will be bright and cool, but not as cold as Monday. Highs will be near 40° under mostly sunny skies. There will be a light east-northeast breeze. Clouds will increase on Wednesday, and rain is possible late in the afternoon. There is a better chance of rain at night as a cold front sweeps through. Highs will be in the low to mid 40s.
Rain Wednesday night will move out of the picture by early Thursday, and there should be increasing afternoon sunshine. It will be milder, with highs in the upper 40s to mid 50s. The weather looks quiet on Friday as a another storm system develops in the Midwest. Highs will be near 50° with partly to mostly sunny skies.
Rain showers look likely next Saturday with a storm cutting through New England. It may travel far enough south to bring snow or mixed precipitation to Northern New England. The early indications are that any precipitation will end by Sunday, and unseasonably cold weather will arrive in the storm’s wake. What else is new?
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