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January 6 – Weak system early Tuesday

A quick update to let you know that the system arriving late Monday night into early Tuesday looks weak and moisture-starved. Before it arrives, Monday will be a cold day with lows in the teens to low 20s and highs in the upper 20s to mid 30s. The wind will relax during the day with some sunshine. Clouds thicken Monday evening, and a few flurries are possible by midnight. There is a better chance of snow/rain after midnight.

It’s possible there could be a coating-1″ of snow, especially inland, and the timing is not great with the Tuesday morning commute. The greatest threat of any precipitation (could be rain near the coast) is between midnight and 9 am, with the precipitation moving from west to east across Southern New England. There is a low chance of any precipitation in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts before 2-3 am. If you’re traveling Tuesday morning, I think you’ll be in decent shape near the coast and in the I-95 corridor. It could be a bit slick further inland. I will have more on this system on Monday.

3 km NAM model is not very impressive with the precipitation late Monday night

Midweek showers

After the slight snow threat early Tuesday, there could be lingering rain showers Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday. The temperature will likely reach the 40s in most of Southern New England both days. Colder air starts to move into New England on Thursday, and that could lead to some flurries with temps in the 30s. It gets even colder Friday through the weekend. The temperature may stay below freezing for 3-4 days. Friday and Saturday look dry. There is a chance of snow on Sunday as a storm develops south of New England. Right now, it looks like it may be too far away for a significant event, and may miss completely. With all the cold air around, it bears watching because a track farther north could bring a Nor’easter.

Fred Campagna

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

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