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January 7th Update

Cold snap finally eases this week

The long brutally cold stretch that began with snow squalls on Christmas Day is finally coming to an end two weeks later. A weak disturbance passing through on Monday evening will bring a period of light snow or snow showers. It looks like a coating to an inch at most between 6-10 pm. Highs will reach 32° on Monday for the first time in a couple of weeks.

Tuesday and Wednesday look quiet and seasonably cool. It will be in the mid 30s both days with dry skies. Milder weather arrives on Thursday. Highs will be in the 40s.

Rain is likely Friday into Saturday. The temperature will be in the 40s/50s, and it’s safe to say that a lot of the snow will melt by the end of the week. Ice-clogged storm drains could lead to localized street flooding with moderate to heavy rain expected on Friday. 1-2″ is possible between dawn on Friday and late Saturday as a couple of storm systems pass by. It looks like the rain will end by Saturday afternoon, but it’s still pretty early for specific timing.

After a snowy stretch, there is a 20% or lower chance of 3″ of snow in RI and SE MA in the next two weeks.

Dry and colder weather is ahead for Sunday into early next week. It may take a bit for the chill to return, so Sunday should be relatively mild (near 40) but cooler than Saturday. It does not look like any extended stretches of Arctic cold are coming our way in the next few weeks. The odds of accumulating snow are also diminished through early next week.

Fred Campagna

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

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