Bright and Cool After Icy Start

After an icy start, we have a bright brisk Thursday in store with plenty of sunshine and high temperatures in the 20s to lower 30s. Wind from the northwest 10 to 20 mph.

Record cold and snow in the deep south generated one more last batch of snow in North Carolina last night. That storm misses New England out to our south this afternoon.

Another weak front enters northern New England from Canada tonight with a few snow showers in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, otherwise mostly clear and cold with temperatures starting off in the 10s and 20s tomorrow morning.

The weather pattern looks pretty quiet for the weekend, although that front in northern New England may try and slip south as a back door cold front Saturday night and Sunday.

It still looks like we are going to have plenty of sunshine, with high temperatures in the 40s to near 50 degrees Saturday, but somewhat cooler air may come in Sunday, and especially Monday.

The Patriots game still looks mostly sunny with a temperature near 45 degrees, but the wind may be light from the northeast. That wind from the northeast is indicative of a back door front and cooler air moving from Maine to Massachusetts Sunday night and Monday.

The weather map next week is dominated by low pressure moving through the Great Lakes Monday night and Tuesday. That may generate a period of freezing rain in parts of New England later Monday, but it should turn to plain rain Monday night with a brief warm-up back into the 30s.

On Tuesday, the front goes over with a period of rain changing to snow in the mountains as the next batch of cold air comes in Tuesday night.

We are then on the cold side of the front Wednesday with sunshine before more action likely before next week is out.

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