Another unseasonably cold day ahead after a frigid start.
High temperatures will struggle to make it into the 30s south, 20s north with wind chills in the mid to upper teens south, single digits to low teens north.
At least we are tracking plenty of sunshine to start with clouds building in through the day. A few scattered snow showers cannot be ruled out for far northern New England, including the higher elevations in northern Vermont, New Hampshire and northern Maine. Thursday night remains quiet, with lows into teens north, low 20s south.
St. Patrick’s Day on Friday is another quiet day, but still below normal in terms of temperatures with highs into the upper 30s south, 20s north. Temperatures dive Friday night into Saturday morning with lows near zero in far northern New England, and between teens to near 20 south.
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This weekend, we see the next chance for snow. This system is developing over the Midwest on Thursday and will continue to slide into our area just in time for the weekend, but this snow event looks to remain for southern New England.
While the precipitation looks spotty for Saturday, there may be a period of steady snow from Saturday night into Sunday. The first flakes start to fly into southwestern Connecticut and start to spread slightly northeastward through Saturday afternoon and evening.
It’s not a huge deal, and certainly not a major nor’easter, but from the higher elevations of Connecticut and western Massachusetts to Metrowest to Worcester south and into northern Rhode Island, there could be a few inches to shovel and plow.
Otherwise, a light accumulation is expected along and north of the Mass Pike around the Boston area. The immediate coastline of southern New England including the Cape and the Islands could see rain to start to a wintry mix late Saturday night as the system slides off the coastline, so we could see some slick spots.
As always, stay tuned for the very latest on the timing and accumulation. We return to near normal temperatures to start the work week under plenty of sunshine. The extended forecast looks like we return to upper 30s yet again by the end of the week, so old man winter seems to stick around just a little bit longer.