New England enjoys a breather from active weather these next couple of days. Today’s breeze is active with gusts to 30 mph and tonight brings a chill to the air that will persist through week’s end, but no big weather-makers.
Mountain snow showers are wrapping up and overnight temperatures will dip into the teens for many as fair weather clouds melt away, yielding cold winter sun Thursday morning.
Though clouds increase later Thursday, dry air holds strong with highs in the 30s south and 20s north.
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The upcoming holiday weekend has been advertised as a busy one in our Early Warning Weather forecast, and that still looks to be the case with a wintry mix develops Friday. Snow from morning onward in the northern half of New England, and a mix of lighter snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain in Southern New England, mostly midday onward.
A slow transition to plain rain will trudge northward overnight Friday, but the mountains and deep interior will still be icy Saturday morning, with a gradual transition to plain rain showers for most, ending as renewed mountain snow.
Sunday brings a break in the action — a good day for travel it appears — before our next storm chance Christmas Day.
The Christmas forecast is not set in stone, but our exclusive in-house guidance has a 60 percent chance of a hit that would include some snow.
Thereafter, some of the coldest air this season moves in for the end of the 10-day forecast.