The first of several waves of low pressure to pass New England came through with a round of rain, ice, and snow Wednesday night. While much of southern New England is still wet with the temperature just above freezing, parts of central and northern New England, especially east of the Connecticut River, are still icy and snowy for a few hours this morning.
With the exception of rain on Cape Cod, steady precipitation mostly shuts down with skies remaining gray. Patchy fog and drizzle, and our high temperatures will be in the 30s to lower 40s. Wind from the north and east will gust at 5 to 15 mph, stronger in southeastern Massachusetts.
Low pressure on a warm front will bring showers back into New England this evening, also with rising temperatures, into the 40s overnight.
The exception is northern New Hampshire and interior Maine, where we may have some more icing Thursday evening and overnight.
Friday starts gray and damp, giving way to sunny breaks as a cold front sweeps from northwest to southeast. In eastern New England, we should get into the upper 40s lower 50s. In western New England, the temperature will fall from the 40s to the 30s during the afternoon. Wind will increase, gusting past 30 mph for the northwest by sunset.
Cold air will blow in Friday night, with a low temperature in the single numbers north and teens south by Saturday morning. Winds will be gusting past 40 mph, sending the windchill below zero.
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We should be sunny most of the weekend with very strong high pressure to our west. High temperatures will be in the 20s to low 30s Saturday, colder at the ski resorts. Sunday should be sunny to start, and then increasing clouds with a high temperature in the 20s north and 30s south.
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A wave of low pressure may bring a bit of light snow to central and southern New England Sunday night into Monday. Otherwise, it will be seasonable and quiet into Tuesday.
A stronger winter storm is likely to cross through New England Tuesday night and Wednesday. The early call is similar to most of the other storms have gone, with the snow in the mountains a mix central, and mostly rain near the coast.
We may get a day off after that, and then a possible second winter storm of the week may be here by Friday. Stay tuned to our first alert 10-day forecast.