A thin blanket of snow and ice will melt and be washed away by rain showers on Sunday. Occasional showers are likely with temperatures in the mid to upper 50s. A southwesterly breeze will be sustained at 15-25 mph, with a few 40+ mph gusts possible in heavier showers. A thunderstorm cannot be ruled out.
The rain threat ends by late in the evening, and cold weather will return to Southern New England for the upcoming week. The temperature will fall into the low to mid 30s by dawn on Monday. The temperature will hover in the low 30s during the day on Monday under partly sunny skies.
A relatively weak storm system moving through in the midweek will spread snow showers or light snow into Southeastern New England Tuesday afternoon and night. An early estimate is for up to a couple of inches of snow. Clouds will increase Tuesday morning, and the temperature will rise from the low 20s early to mid 20s in the afternoon. It does not look like there will be any rain with the midweek system.
Snow showers may linger on Wednesday. Highs will be near 30. A surge of Arctic air will move in Wednesday night, and the coldest weather of the season is in the forecast for Thursday. The temperature may fall all the way to the single digits by dawn. It will likely be in the teens on Thursday afternoon. Skies will be partly cloudy, and a few flurries are possible. The wind will be active in the morning, and wind chills below zero are expected.
More snow showers or light snow will move through the Northeast late in the workweek. Right now, it does not look like there will be much accumulation. However, with the ground so cold, any snow that falls will not melt on contact. The weather looks dry and cold next weekend. Saturday looks like the colder of the two days. Highs will be in the 20s on Saturday, and 30s on Sunday.