Another minor snow to rain event moved through RI and SE MA late Sunday into early Monday. The weather looks fairly quiet in the midweek before a major league cold shot arrives Thursday into Friday. Near record cold temperatures are possible Friday morning in Southeastern New England. Wind chills will be -10 to -20. Believe it or not, the storm that follows during the weekend will be mainly rain.
The temperature will fall below freezing Monday night, so any standing water will freeze. Black ice is not a widespread concern because a breeze will help to dry the pavement. Look for partly to mostly cloudy skies on Tuesday. Highs will be in the low 40s. A storm system passing south of New England may bring a few flurries Tuesday night. We’re not expecting enough snow to coat the ground.
Wednesday will be breezy and quiet. Highs will be near 40 with partly cloudy skies. An arctic cold front moves through early Thursday. A flurry or snow shower is possible, and it will turn windy and cold. Highs will be in the 20s, with wind chills in the teens. 40 mph gusts are possible late Thursday into early Friday as Arctic air surges in.
Friday morning will be the coldest of the season so far, and possibly the coldest we’ll see all winter! Lows will be near zero inland, and close to 10° at the coast. Wind chills will be -10 to -20° at dawn on Friday. The record low temperature at TF Green Airport on Friday is 3° set in 1910. It will not be as windy Friday afternoon, but, even with sunshine, the temperature will struggle to reach the low 20s.
We are tracking another storm for the upcoming weekend. Once again, the storm track is not favorable for all snow in Southeastern New England. The early outlook is for snow to mix to rain Friday night through Saturday morning. A minor snow accumulation is possible, especially inland. The slow-moving system will likely bring more rain showers with much milder conditions on Sunday.