Wintry Mix, Showers Aiming for New England

We are now in the coldest of this cold outbreak, the warm-up begins Friday.

But for now, we have temperatures starting out in the teens to low 20s south, and subzero well north. Also, there is an upper-level low-pressure system producing spotty snow in western Massachusetts and Connecticut. No serious accumulations are expected, but we may start off the day slippery in spots.

Northern New England should stay mostly sunny. However, it’s mostly cloudy in southern New England with a high temperature in the 20s to lower 30s.

Mostly clear and cold again Thursday night and early Friday with low temperatures in the teens and 20s. Clouds will return during the day, especially southern and western New England as a low-pressure system comes together in our south.

The weekend forecast is a major challenge. There will be several low-pressure systems moving toward New England that may end up staying mostly south, out in the ocean.

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If that happens, we end up with a little bit of sun, warmer air, and perhaps just some light rain along the south coast. That’s probably the optimistic outlook.

For now, we are going to call it a wintry mix Friday night, perhaps starting off icy in spots on Saturday. During the day we should brighten up in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. But stay rather gray, and possibly wet, in southern New England as temperatures rise above freezing in just about all of New England, and near 50 degrees south.

Low pressure will move away from southern New England, south of Cape Cod, Saturday night, but there may still be another system left over Pennsylvania. That one is going to move slowly in our direction with clouds returning.

Perhaps we get away with a dry Sunday, but it looks like more wet weather is possible late in the day and especially at night. At the same time, a new cold front will be moving in from Canada and we may end up with snow around much of the region Monday.

That is still a really tough call, as temperatures get colder though, instability snow showers are likely much of next week in ski country.

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