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February 15th Update

Still on track for a quick-hitting accumulating snow Saturday night

Rain showers return Thursday night ahead of a cold front that will bring a cool-down into the weekend. Showers linger Friday morning as it stays mild with temps in the 40s to low 50s. The rain threat ends around noon, and it will be breezy in the afternoon. It turns colder Friday night with temps falling through the 40s and 30s into the 20s by dawn on Saturday.

It will stay dry during the day on Saturday. Expect highs in the mid to upper 30s. Clouds thicken Saturday evening, and snow develops between 7-10 pm. The snow may be heavy at times Saturday night, and it moves out very quickly Sunday morning between 6-9 am. It’s possible that sleet/rain may mix with the snow at the coast. That would keep totals down in those areas. It should be a wet/heavy snow in most of Southern New England. An early estimate is for 3-5″ of snow along the immediate coast and 5-8″ of snow in the I-95 corridor and farther north.

Heavy/wet snow is possible Saturday night

The meltdown begins quickly on Sunday with temperatures bouncing back into the 40s in the afternoon with some sunshine. Presidents’ Day also looks relatively mild. Clouds will increase and highs will be in the mid to upper 40s. More rain showers are likely Monday night as warmer weather moves into the Northeast.

There may be record warmth in part of Southern New England Tuesday-Wednesday. A southwest will will keep it cooler near the coast (50s), but some 60s are likely inland. If there’s enough sun, some inland locations could reach 70! While unusual, February warmth like this is not unprecedented in Southern New England. Just last year there were three days in the 60s/70s from February 23-25.

Near-record warmth is possible in the midweek

It will turn cooler, but not cold for February late next week. The overall weather pattern looks fairly active through the end of the month into early March. You know, there’s are reason that we say March comes in like a lion!

Fred Campagna

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

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