After a good Thanksgiving soaking, there will be a few dry days through the rest of the holiday weekend. A strong storm system brings heavy rain and strong winds early next week. Another inch of rain is possible Monday afternoon and night as the warm side of a potent storm system plows through New England.
The wind will be screaming just off the surface, and it’s possible some of the strong southerly to southeasterly wind gusts mix down to the surface. Gusts over 50 mph are possible with this type of storm system. The cold side of the storm will be over the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes where blizzard conditions are possible early next week.
It will turn seasonably cold in the middle of next week, but no snow is in the forecast through the midweek. There is a chance of a storm system developing over the Southeastern United States and moving up the East Coast late next week. Right now, there’s about a 40% chance of another significant precipitation event for the first weekend of December, and it’s too early to get into any sort of specifics regarding rain/snow/wind. Just know that the pattern is not unfavorable for East Coast storms in the next 10-14 days.
The overall weather pattern looks relatively warm for the month of December, with long-range models predicting temps 2-4° above normal in New England. The same models show a normal amount of rain snow during the last month of the year. The precipitation is good news after a rather dry year so far. Temperature-wise, if the forecast from those models pans out, 2020 will be one of the warmest years on record in New England.