2020 has been a dud for Southern New England snow-lovers. The trend continues with a storm bringing a quick burst of snow/sleet followed by mainly rain for many in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. The best chance to pick up more than an 1 or 1.5″ of snow before it changes to rain is in the higher elevations of CT and RI.
Rain is likely for the Thursday morning commute with temps above freezing across all but the highest peaks in CT. The rain tapers to drizzle around midday into the afternoon. Look for highs in the upper 30s to low 40s – maybe even a bit warmer near the coast.
It will turn cold on Friday with dry skies and highs only in the upper 20s to low 30s. It will be briefly frigid Saturday morning as it stays dry. Wind chills may be near zero Friday night. Saturday afternoon looks cold and dry.
Expect highs in the low 40s on Sunday as the frigid air moves out. It looks even warmer on Presidents’ Day and it may stay dry. There’s a better chance of precipitation on Tuesday, and right now it looks like mainly or all rain in the afternoon and at night. After that, it gets cold again, but stays dry.
So far this year the cold air has not matched up with the storms, and it looks like that pattern will continue next week.