The temperature soared to within shouting distance of 60° away from the coast and bay on Wednesday. Unfortunately, the spring preview will be short-lived, and the high temperature during the end of the workweek will fall back below normal for mid-March. The northwest wind will bring in colder air Wednesday night, with a low near 30° Thursday morning. The wind will help to dry the pavement, but watch out for a few icy patches after all the melting in the last couple of days.
Thursday will be mostly sunny with a gusty wind, and highs near 40. The wind will increase to 15-30 mph around midday, and it will stay active for most of the afternoon. The wind will diminish Thursday night, and the temperature will fall to near 20 under clear skies by dawn on Friday.
It will be mostly sunny and cool on Friday. Highs will be in the upper 30s. Clouds will gradually increase Friday night, and snow, sleet or rain is possible after dawn on Saturday. The low temperature will be in the upper 20s to low 30s. It does not look like any snow will accumulate before a change to rain in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. on Saturday.
The steadiest rain of the storm will likely be Saturday afternoon, with lighter showers possible at night. The temperature will rise to near 40 in the afternoon, and it will not change much at night. It will turn colder on Sunday, but it’s likely that the steady precipitation will push north into Northern New England, and most of the day should be dry in Southern New England. There is a chance of rain/snow showers in the late afternoon and at night. Highs will be near 40.
Monday looks fairly quiet and cool with highs near 40. A strong cold front brings the chance of rain/snow showers and squalls late Monday night and/or Tuesday morning. The temperature may struggle to get out of the 30s in the middle of next week.