Rain arrives between 4-7 pm Friday from west to east through Connecticut. It reaches Rhode Island between 7-9 pm, and will get into all of eastern Massachusetts between 8-10 pm. A bit of snow and freezing rain is possible in the northwest hills of Connecticut, but I do not expect it to be a big deal. The rest of CT, RI, and E MA will have raw and wet conditions Friday night with temperatures in the mid-upper 30s Friday evening. It may get into the 40s near the coast by early Saturday morning.
It looks like CT will get 0.4-0.8″ rain, and there will be 0.25-0.5″ in RI and SE MA. Rain ends by 6-8 am in CT, 8-9 am in RI, and 9-10 am in SE MA. The weather will turn around in a hurry on Saturday morning. A west wind develops and brings mild air with some sunshine by midday. Look for the temperature to soar into the low to mid 60s in most of Southern New England Saturday afternoon. It may be just a bit cooler near the water, but the west-northwest wind will keep most towns nice and mild.
The wind shifts a bit on Sunday, and that means it will be cooler near the coast – especially in the afternoon. The sea breeze has some serious bite at this time of the year, and it may be in the 40s at the water and near 60 inland on Sunday afternoon. There should be a decent dose of sunshine in the morning with more clouds in the afternoon.
A front moves through Monday morning and brings rain showers that will likely end before noon. It will be mild again on Monday with highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s depending on how much sunshine breaks through in the afternoon. Right now, Tuesday looks dry and seasonably mild, but that front will still be nearby and bears watching. The early outlook for next Wednesday-Thursday is for cooler weather with showers possible on Wednesday. Highs will be closer to 50°.
More showers are possible late in the workweek and early next weekend. I’m turning my attention to the forecast for April 15 as I get set to run the Boston Marathon again. I am also excited to announce the launch of a new venture – runweather.com. I’ll be following the Boston Marathon forecast closely on that site.