There is some milder weather in the forecast for Southern New England in the next week. There is also the potential for a significant storm that could bring snow, rain, or a wintry mix. In the near term, we will get to enjoy one of the nicer days in the past few weeks on Saturday. A storm will move out to sea east of New England late Friday night, and a cold front will be west of Southern New England during the day on Saturday. Look for partly sunny skies with highs in the mid to upper 40s. It will not be terribly cold in the morning, with lows in the mid to upper 20s in RI, and low to mid 30s in SE MA.
A cold front will move through Saturday night. A few snow showers or flurries are possible early Sunday as colder weather returns to Southern New England. It will be near 30° early Sunday, and close to 40° in the afternoon. Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead an hour before going to bed Saturday night. Daylight Saving Time begins, and the sunset will be near 6:45 pm on Sunday.
The weather looks fairly quiet early next week. Some weak disturbances in the northern branch of the jet stream will bring the threat of rain/snow showers from time to time, but it should be mainly dry. Highs will be in the low 40s on Monday, and possibly in the low 50s on Tuesday with mostly sunny skies.
The weather will likely take a turn for the worse late Wednesday and Thursday. It looks like a storm moving out of the Midwest will head for the Northeast, and bring moderate to heavy precipitation with it. The track and timing of the storm is somewhat uncertain, and it’s too early to say if it will be snow, rain, or mixed precipitation in Southern New England. If it tracks far enough south, there should be enough cold air to the north to allow for accumulating snow. A storm track farther north would bring mainly rain. Plan for inclement weather Wednesday and/or Thursday. We’ll keep you posted.