The huge storm that brought screaming winds to New England, and heavy snow to Cape Cod and the islands on Wednesday will move into the North Atlantic Ocean on Thursday. There will be sunshine in its wake, and the wind will diminish to 10-20 mph in Southern New England. There will not be a big warm-up, with highs only near 40° after starting the day in the low to mid teens.
It will not be nearly as cold Thursday night. The temperature will drop into the low to mid 30s under partly to mostly cloudy skies. Friday will be the mildest day of the workweek. Clouds will thicken and rain showers are possible in the late-afternoon or evening. Highs will be near 50 with a gusty southerly breeze.
The weekend looks very unsettled as a slow-moving storm brings rain Saturday and Sunday. There will likely be dry weather Saturday morning, but rain will develop in the afternoon, and it could be steady through the night and into Sunday. Showers will continue on Sunday as it turns colder. The track of the storm will decide whether it is raw and rainy with temperatures in the 30s to low 40s or milder with temps in the 40s to low 50s. If the storm tracks far enough south, it may bring snow to interior Massachusetts and southern Vermont and New Hampshire on Sunday. It is possible the rain and snow will linger into Monday.