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December 31 – Quiet start to 2020, Rain this weekend

A relatively warm 2019 in Southern New England ends with a few rain/snow showers or flurries possible on New Year’s Eve. The best chance of seeing a few flakes is in Connecticut. It will not be a very cold night with lows near freezing.

New Year’s Day looks partly cloudy, breezy to windy, and seasonably cool. Highs will be in the upper 30s. It stays dry on Thursday as the temperature reaches the low to mid 40s. Friday may be somewhat damp, but not really rainy as a storm system approaches from the south. Look for highs in the 40s again.

Highs will reach the 40s on Thursday

Rain is likely Friday night through at least midday Saturday. The forecast gets tricky Saturday afternoon and night as the precipitation may linger into Sunday. If the storm drags out, cold rain is likely Saturday night with a change to wet snow possible Sunday morning. There is a lot of uncertainty with that part of the forecast. It does not look like a big snow event, but could turn into a nuisance if it comes together. It will be in the 40s on Saturday before falling into the 30s on Sunday. If you’re heading to Gillette Stadium for the Patriots playoff game Saturday night, I’d keep a close eye on the forecast. It may be drying out late in the day, but could also be wet/raw throughout the game.

The weather will likely be dry early next week before another weather-maker in the midweek. It’s too early to get specific, but it looks like a mix of rain/snow at this point. Highs will be in the 30s for a few days through the middle of next week. It may get warmer late in the week and into the middle of January. The snowy pattern to start the winter has shifted to a milder one, overall. There’s still plenty of time for a change back to cold and snowy, though!

Fred Campagna

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

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