The strong high-pressure system that brought us the coldest day in about four weeks on Monday, is now pushing off to the east.
A warm front associated with low pressure in the Great Lakes is generating a period of snow Tuesday morning. For the most part it is light, and starting to mix with the rain along the south coast. But for a few hours, we do have slippery roads in central and southern New England through about 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
On Tuesday afternoon, scattered showers of rain are likely in southern New England. We probably dry it out in Vermont, and a mixture of rain and snow showers will continue in New Hampshire and Maine.
Temperatures will warm to the 30s and low 40s in southern New England while holding in the 30s, and 20s further north and northeast.
Wind from the southeast will increases to 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts in Vermont, where a wind advisory is in effect.
Additional low pressure will move into New England Tuesday night with a period of rain, perhaps even a thunderstorm in southern New England, and a mixture of rain and snow north.
Temperatures will hold in the 30s north and 40s south. Wind from the southwest will increase to 20 to 30 mph by Wednesday morning.
Low pressure will cross northern New England Wednesday with periods of snow heavy at times in northern Maine. Otherwise, mixed rain or snow showers are possible. We hold in the 40s southern New England with gusty southwest wind, holding in the 30s north. And 20s in northern Maine where a winter storm is likely tomorrow.
That low-pressure system will strengthen rapidly Wednesday night, drying out for most of New England, but snow continuing in Maine. Wind will increase from the north with temperatures falling into the teens and 20s.
Thursday should be windy and cold with mountain snow, and snow continuing in northern Maine. Otherwise, it will be a mix of sun and clouds with a high temperature in the 10s northwest to 20s and 30s south and east. Snow in northern and eastern Maine will gradually diminish.
Snowfall totals from these systems range from a coating in southern New England to a few inches in the hills of Central New England. To a foot or more in the mountains, especially in the state of Maine.
Friday is sunny and cold with diminishing wind, high in the 10s and low 20s.
Saturday looks dry with a high temperature in the 20s.
Sunday features a front working in from the north and a coastal low to the south. Clouds will increase with a 50/50 chance of snow developing.
The only thing we know about the Patriots game right now as it will be cold. It could be snowing, or it could be sunny. The weather pattern is rather volatile right now.
It all depends on a series of storms coming off the Pacific ocean and how they interact with the cold in Canada.