Southern New England will see a fresh blanket of snow Sunday night as a storm system moves swiftly by before dawn on Monday. Snow will end after midnight, but well before dawn, and there should be a decent dose of sunshine on Monday. RI and SE MA will likely get 3-6″ of snow, with the highest amounts in Kent, Newport and Washington Counties, and the East Bay in RI, and south of Taunton and Plymouth in SE MA. There will be some melting on Monday, with highs in the mid 30s. Monday night looks mainly clear and cold, with lows in the teens.
After a sunny start, clouds will increase Tuesday afternoon. It will be a cold day with highs in the upper 20s to low 30s. Snow and mixed precipitation will develop Tuesday evening and change to rain overnight. There may be 1-3″ of snow before the changeover. The best chance of seeing more than an inch of snow is away from the coast. Rain showers will linger early Wednesday morning before a break in the action through Wednesday afternoon. Highs may reach 40 degrees in Providence for the first time since mid-January.
Colder weather returns late Wednesday, and another round of precipitation is possible Wednesday night into Thursday morning. If the timing is right, there could be some snow accumulation. It’s a situation to keep a close eye on. The weather looks dry and cold for early March late in the workweek through next weekend.