The coldest weather of the season to date in Southern New England is in the forecast for the upcoming week. While there will be plenty of Arctic air, no big snow storms are expected. However, there are a few shots at relatively minor events.
Rain showers will end around midnight Sunday night, and colder weather will return early Monday. The temperature will fall to near freezing shortly after dawn, and the temperature will not rise during the day. It will be in the upper 20s to low 30s around midday, and likely into the low to mid 20s after sunset. Skies will be mostly sunny, and there will be a gusty westerly breeze.
After a sunny start, clouds will increase on Tuesday. Snow showers or flurries are possible in the afternoon and evening as a weakening Alberta Clipper storm system passes by. Right now, it does not look like there will be more than a coating, but it bears watching. Plus, any snow that falls will not melt given the cold temperatures. Highs will only be in the mid 20s on Tuesday after starting the day in the upper teens.
It will be partly cloudy, breezy, and cold on Wednesday. A few passing flurries are possible. Highs will be in the mid to upper 20s. A surge of even colder weather will move in Wednesday night. The temperature will fall all the way to zero to 10 degrees by dawn on Thursday. Wind chills will be well below zero, and could get as low as -20 early Thursday morning. Thursday looks mostly sunny, but bitter cold, with highs in the teens and wind chills near zero.
Another weak storm system may bring light snow on Friday. A minor accumulation is possible, especially in the morning. The temperature will be in the 20s. Looking ahead to next weekend, Saturday looks dry and cold, with highs in the 20s. A third storm system may threaten with snow on Sunday. Once again, it does not look like a major storm, but it could bring a minor snow accumulation.
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