Once again, there is no sign of extended spring-like weather in the Long Range Forecast. However, we are reaching the part of the year where “colder than normal” does not necessarily mean “bitter cold”. The normal high temperature will be 50° two weeks from today, so a day that is 10° colder than normal still reaches 40°. Having said that, do not expect too many 50° days in the next couple of weeks.
The midweek storm will be covered in regular updates on rightweather.com. Right now, it looks like mainly rain for Southeastern New England. We’re not too high on significant accumulating snow as the storm departs on Thursday, but it will turn sharply colder, and even a coating of snow can lead to slick travel as the temperature plummets through the 20s.
It may turn briefly milder on Saturday as the wind swings around to the west-southwest. A cold front will move through late in the weekend, and the stage could be set for a coastal storm in the early to middle part of next week. The models have hinted at something around March 18 for several days. Regardless of whether that storm hits, there is the chance of something later in the week. The overall pattern, stays cool to cold through next weekend.