Snow Showers, Freezing Rain to Lead to Milder Temperatures

It's a new work week but it's also the same, colder-than-normal weather pattern... at least for now. The same northeast wind that dragged clouds and snow showers over New England this weekend has now carried drier air into the region, bringing abundant sunshine throughout the six-state region to start our week.

Being so deep into this Canadian air also means we’re deep into the chilly nature of it, and highs will have trouble reaching too much above 40 degrees Monday, especially at the coast where the wind blows in from the cool ocean water. A wintry night of clear sky and relatively light wind will allow temperatures to fall into the teens and 20s, with a continued onshore wind Tuesday keeping seaside communities in the 40s while some inland towns reach 50 degrees as morning sun becomes milky behind increasing high altitude clouds.

The next upper level disturbance arrives overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning, delivering a mix of snow showers north, freezing rain and sleet showers central and rain with a touch of freezing rain south for the Wednesday morning drive.

The good news, if you’re awaiting spring weather, is the Wednesday morning mix represents the leading edge to milder air, with Wednesday afternoon possibly climbing into the upper 40s, and Thursday likely to burst into the 50s!

A slow moving cold front will drag over New England from the Great Lakes Thursday night through Saturday morning, bringing a few rounds of showers, but right now it looks like drier air will return for clearing Saturday afternoon and a dry Easter Sunday. As of now, our exclusive in-house guidance shows only a 20 percent chance of an Easter shower.

The chance of showers rises again next week, but temperatures hover near 50 in our exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast.

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