Freeze Warning for Parts of New England

One shot of cool, fall air already delivered morning lows in the 30s for most of New England Wednesday morning. Be prepared, because another reinforcing cool airmass is moving in.

The leading edge of the new cool air is called a cold front and will carry a band of clouds and showers from north to south Wednesday from morning to evening, respectively. Most of Central and Southern New England will be seeing scattered late-day-to-early evening showers.

Behind those showers, a gusty southwest wind shifts to blow from the northwest with gusts to 45 mph at times. Although it won't be as strong as a couple of nights ago, a couple isolated reports of tree damage are a possibility.

The new, northwest wind will deliver enough chilly air to hold high temperatures in the 40s Thursday with wind chill values starting in the 20s in the morning. It may never recover beyond the 30s by afternoon.

Of course, this sets us up for a frost and freeze deep into Southern New England Thursday night, away from the coastline, so we’ll want to bring in any plants we’re hoping to save.

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Temperatures rebound Friday and even more Saturday, though the incoming warmth will produce some clouds with a chance of showers Friday night into Saturday morning. Perhaps a lingering scattered shower may occur during the day Saturday with more numerous showers in Vermont.

A renewed shot of cool and dry air arrives Sunday with mountain snow showers and cool air holds all the way through next week in the exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast.

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