Happy Winter! The solstice was at 5:44 AM, and, whether you love or despise the cold weather, I think most of us can agree on looking forward to longer “days” from now until the start of summer. The first day of winter will be very quiet, with some sun and highs in the low 40s.
A weak disturbance moves through on Thursday. Expect mostly cloudy skies with highs in the upper 30s to low 40s. A few rain/snow showers are possible, especially in the afternoon. We are not expecting any snow accumulation. The best chance of seeing snow instead of rain is away from the coast.
Friday will be dry and seasonable, with highs in the low 40s and a decent dose of sunshine. Clouds return on Saturday as another weak disturbance moves through the Northeast. The precipitation may be steadier for a while around midday into the afternoon on Saturday, but it looks like a better chance of rain than snow in most of Southeastern New England. Once again, if there is any snow, it will probably not stick to pavement because of marginal temperatures.
The precipitation will likely end by early Saturday evening, and Santa should have dry weather Saturday night. Christmas Day will be quiet and relatively mild, with partly sunny skies and highs in the mid 40s.
Clouds arrive on Monday, but rain will likely hold off until early Tuesday. It does not look like a soaker. Highs will be near 40 on Monday, and into the 50s on Tuesday. The best chance of rain on Tuesday is in the morning.
Note – Barring an unexpected significant weather event, this will be the last Right Weather Pro update through Christmas Day. I am taking some time off to spend it with my family, and I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas