The temperature struggled to reach the 20s on Tuesday afternoon, and it will stay relatively cold through Wednesday before even colder weather hits Southern New England early Thursday. It will be partly to mostly cloudy Tuesday night. The temperature will hold in the mid teens. Wednesday looks partly cloudy with the chance of passing flurries as an Arctic cold front approaches in the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid to upper 20s, but a gusty breeze will make it feel like the teens.
The temperature will plummet Wednesday night after the Arctic front passes. It will fall through teens and single digits to near zero by dawn on Thursday. The northerly wind will stay active at 15-25 mph, and wind chills will be -10 to -20 early Thursday morning. Skies will be mainly clear to partly cloudy. Thursday afternoon looks mostly sunny and bitter, with highs in the low 20s.
Another cold front approaching from the west on Friday will kick off snow showers and flurries in the morning. There is a chance of an inch or two of snow, but the system does not have much moisture to work with. The temperature will climb to near 30 on Friday, and the best chance of snow is through midday, with clearing likely in the afternoon.
This weekend will start cold and dry. Lows will be in the teens on Saturday morning, and, even with sunshine, the high will probably not reach 30° on Saturday afternoon. Sunday also looks dry, and a bit milder, with highs in the low to mid 30s with a blend of clouds and sun. We’ll be watching a developing storm south of New England early next week. It is too early to say if it will move far enough north to bring precipitation to Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. Right now, the forecast if or dry and seasonably cool weather on Monday.