The unseasonable chill will be staying around for a while. Thursday will start in the teens to low 20s, and it will reach the mid to upper 30s in the afternoon, even with a lot of sunshine. The wind will not be as strong as Wednesday, but it will still be noticeable at 10-25 mph out of the northwest.
Skies will stay mainly clear Thursday night. Lows will be in the 20s. Clouds will thicken Friday morning ahead of a storm system that will likely bring snow as spring begins Friday evening. Snow may develop before sunset on Friday, and it has a better chance of sticking in the evening. If the storm tracks close enough to the coast, the snow may change to sleet or rain, especially south of Providence. It does not look like there will be more than 3-4″ of snow in most of the area, with the highest totals likely just away from the coast. The temperature will reach the mid to upper 30s on Friday before the snow begins, and it will fall into the upper 20s to low 30s Friday night.
The storm may linger Saturday morning with more rain/snow possible through midday. Drier weather is likely late in the day as another cold shot heads for New England. Highs will be in the upper 30s to low 40s on Saturday.
Sunshine will return on Sunday, but it will be accompanied by a gusty northwest wind, and high temperatures that are 12-16° colder than normal, in the mid to upper 30s. It will stay dry and chilly early next week.