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December 31st Update

2016 ends and 2017 begins with a few rain and snow showers moving through Southeastern New England. A weak disturbance that will bring light snow to interior Southern New England and Northern New England, will bring rain and snow showers to Southeastern New England. The best chance of snow showers is north and west of I-295, with rain showers more likely for the rest of Rhode Island and all of Southeastern Massachusetts.

The timing of any rain/snow showers is between 11pm – 5am. The temperature will be above freezing in all of RI and SE MA with a gusty southwest wind near the coast. The best chance of a coating of snow is in NW RI, but, even there, it may not stick well to roads because of temps in the mid 30s. Travel should not be severely affected by the brief inclement weather.

We’ll see sunshine on Sunday. The day will start with temps in the mid to upper 30s, and it will reach the low to mid 40s with mostly sunny skies and a 10-20 mph west wind. Expect clear skies with lows in the 20s Sunday night.

Clouds increase on Monday. It will likely stay dry through the day. Highs will be in the upper 30s. A storm system brings rain Monday night into Tuesday. It should be a decent soaking with 0.5-1″ of rain likely. Gusty southerly winds are possible depending on the track of the storm. The temperature will be in the 40s to low 50s.

It will stay mild on Wednesday as dry weather returns. Enjoy it, because a sharp cool-down is ahead for late in the workweek. There is also a possible setup for a storm somewhere along the East Coast heading into the weekend. Highs will be in the low to mid 30s Thursday and Friday. I’ll keep an eye on the potential for snow next weekend.

Fred Campagna

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

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