A reinforcing shot of cold air will spread into New England Friday afternoon, keeping a fresh wind coupled with chilly temperatures for wind chill values in the 20s Friday, single digits overnight Friday night and teens Saturday, as actual temperatures sit about 10 degrees warmer.
This cold Canadian air is also dry air and New Englanders will notice the absence of moisture in the form of chapped lips, dry skin and increased static electricity, especially around the home, and hydration is important for one and all.
This dry air will ensure the big snow and rain storm over the Southern United States stays well south of New England and sails out to sea this weekend into early next week, meaning sunshine will dominate in our sky by day, and cold starlight under a dark, new moon by night.
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The exception will be in the mountains, where a disturbance Saturday afternoon through night will deliver some snow showers for as much as one to three inches of fluff to northwest facing mountain slopes of Vermont and New Hampshire.
The next apparent storm for New England comes at the end of next week in our exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast, though at this point it looks quite possible the storm would be mostly if not all rain for Boston and Southern New England – rather remarkable coming off such an extended cold stretch – though some mix may come into play for Northern New England when the storm arrives by next Friday into the weekend.
We’ll keep you posted, but in the meantime, relax and enjoy quiet weather for shopping and holiday parties.