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Long-Range Forecast – February 29

Meteorological winter 2015-16 was the warmest on record in the Providence area, and first or second warmest elsewhere in New England. March will begin with relatively mild weather Tuesday and Wednesday before a cool-down late in the workweek. Wednesday’s relative warmth will also come with some rain. It looks likes a minor version of last week’s storm, with temps into the 50s, a few heavy downpours, and gusty southerly winds. We are not expecting enough rain to cause flooding. Winds should also not be strong enough to cause damage.

Colder air charges in as the storm departs late Wednesday. Thursday will have a wintry chill. A storm passing south of New England on Friday may come close enough to throw a few flakes at the coast. We don’t expect accumulating snow. Saturday looks chilly. Another weak system will arrive on Sunday. A few snow showers are possible, but, once again, accumulating snow is unlikely. It’s possible both snow threats will go by the boards if the first drifts too far south and the second disturbance is not strong enough to produce precipitation.

After a cool stretch through the weekend, there will be a warm-up next week. Highs may make a run at 60 inland in the midweek as the Bermuda high pressure system sets up for a bit. Southwest winds will keep it about 10° cooler at the coast. The pattern looks pretty dry for most of next week. It should become unsettled by mid-March, but there are no imminent threats of major storms.


Fred Campagna

President and Chief Meteorologist - Right Weather LLC AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist #756 AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist #126

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