With such dry air in place over New England, we essentially need an energetic disturbance moving directly over the region to deliver any snow – one such disturbance will move through overnight Thursday night.
The result will be increasing evening clouds after a cool day of sunshine and a steady breeze. This will be leading to snow showers and pockets of mostly light snow overnight, perhaps briefly heavier in some of the hilly terrain.
When all is said and done, 1-to-3-inches of snow may fall in the mountains with just a scattered coating for the rest of us, with both snow showers and clouds departing by dawn for all but the mountains and Maine.
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Sun will battle against a steady wind Friday, meaning high temperatures in the 30s feel like the 20s with the wind chill factor as another cold front crosses New England by late day. This cold front will hit some North Country with flurries, reinforcing our cold air for the weekend.
The thermometer will struggle to surpass 30 degrees anywhere in New England Saturday with a wind chill in the teens, but the abundance of dry air this weekend will hold a big storm to our south. This storm will be delivering record and historic snow to the interior Southeast, flooding rain along the Gulf Coast, but nary more than some high-altitude clouds here at home.
In fact, our exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast doesn’t show a heightened storm chance here at home until the end of next week, at which point there may actually be enough warmth returning for mixed precipitation.