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March 7 – Not as cold on Friday

Quiet and relatively cold weather continues for a couple of more days in Southern New England. Friday will not be as bitter as the past two days, but it will also not make it out of the 30s which is rather cold for early March. Expect a clear and cold Friday night with a decent snow pack in most of Southern New England. Lows will be in the teens and 20s. It stays dry with some sun on Saturday. The temperature may crack 40° for the first time since Sunday.

A brief period of snow and mixed precipitation will be followed by rain on Sunday

Clouds increase Saturday night. Do not forget to set your clocks ahead an hour before going to bed. We will wake up to snow changing to a wintry mix on Sunday. The wintry mix will change to rain. The best chance of a minor snow accumulation is in western CT and northeast CT / northwest RI. Even there, I do not expect many areas to get more than one inch of snow as milder air arrives relatively quickly. A change to rain is likely by late in the morning from south to north. The precipitation will end in the afternoon, and it will be a bit milder with temps reaching the 40s in many towns. Monday looks nice, with some sun and highs in the mid to upper 40s.

Most of next week looks quiet. It will turn cooler but not brutally cold in the midweek. Look for highs not too far from 40. Dry weather likely continues Wednesday and Thursday. The best chance of precipitation next week is on Friday as a front moves through. Right now, it looks too warm for any snow. The early, early outlook for St. Patrick’s Day weekend is for mainly dry skies and nothing terribly cold. It looks milder on Saturday than on Sunday.

This is the time of the year when people start to wonder if we’re done with snowy weather for the season. After Sunday morning, which does not look like much, there’s nothing else coming down the pike next week. However, I think it’s too soon to say we’re completely done with it because all it takes is the right storm track in late March and we’ll get hit. I’m keeping a close eye on the March 20th (give or take) time frame for some stormy weather. The odds favor rain at that time of the year as spring begins, but snow cannot be ruled out if the storm stays far enough offshore. It’s a long way down the road and may turn out to be nothing, but it’s something to store away for a bit.

Fred Campagna

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

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