Quiet and cool weather is likely on Monday. A storm system arrives with snow developing Monday night into Tuesday morning. The snow will arrive in Connecticut around midnight near the Shoreline. It will take until later at night to reach inland locations and Rhode Island.
Some snow accumulation is likely before a change to sleet and freezing rain late at night and early Tuesday morning. Most areas will pick up 1-3″ of snow before the icy mix arrives. The best chance of 2-3″ of snow is away from the coast where it may take a bit longer for the change to sleet.
Tuesday looks like a mess, with a wintry mix in most areas through the day. Sleet and freezing rain is likely inland with sleet and rain near the coast. The temperature will get to the mid 30s at the coast, and hover in the low 30s inland. Precipitation ends Tuesday evening, possibly with a coating of snow.
Expect highs in the mid-upper 30s on Wednesday under dry skies through the day. An Arctic cold front brings frigid weather Wednesday night into Thursday. There may be snow squalls along the front which could cause problems on the roads Wednesday evening.
Highs will only be in the 20s on Thursday – even with some sun. Wind chills will be in the single digits. It stays very cold on Friday before a gradual warming trend over the weekend. The long-range outlook is fairly quiet from the weekend into early next week, but a storm over the Southeastern US will need to be watched.