New England is heading into a fantastic late winter weekend with both Saturday and Sunday looking dry, bright and cool enough to enjoy winter sports. This makes for a good opportunity to go skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling since the cold won't be unenjoyable.
Some Friday showers are leading us into the great weekend air. Rain showers are possible for most of central and southern New England. However, pockets of freezing rain have made lesser-treated roads slick in some of central and Western Massachusetts and Western Connecticut.
Bursts of accumulating snow will strike the North Country, where between 1-and-4 inches of elevation-dependent snow will fall by the time flakes taper overnight Friday night.
High temperatures Saturday and Sunday will slowly cool – around 40 Saturday and in the 30s Sunday – setting us up for a possible light round of precipitation overnight Sunday night into Monday morning to fall as a wintry mix. But just how much, if any, depends on how quickly a storm offshore develops. For that, we’ll keep an eye on as the weekend progresses.
Our exclusive First Alert 10-day forecast shows another storm chance during the midweek and yet again next weekend, as an active jet stream flows nearby. This means not only will we likely see seasonable temperatures next week, but we'll stay close to the jet stream’s disturbances that are capable of sparking storms, as well.