FIRST ALERT: Potentially Freezing Rain Could Affect Morning Commute on Monday

We have more seasonable weather at the bus stop Friday morning.

Temperatures Thursday night cooled to the 20s and 30s, with a few locations like Boston not even getting down to freezing. So, we can resume our normal November wardrobe, which is still jackets and gloves, but we don’t have to wear as many layers.

With plenty of sunshine Friday, temperatures get to 50 degrees in southern New England and 40s north before a front arrives late in the day. We are on the warmer side of what was a record cold high-pressure system earlier in the week.

But the warmth is short-lived. This new front coming through Friday night will generate a snow squall in far northern New England at around sunset, then wind picks up from the north and we return to December-like temperatures by the morning.

With high-pressure in southeastern Canada Friday, gusty wind from the north will diminish by the afternoon, with temperatures recovering from the 10s and 20s early, to the 20s and 30s.

The biggest feature on the weather map Friday will be a storm intensifying off the southeastern United States coast. There may be storm warnings in effect along the North Carolina coast.

But this will be a slow-moving system, and may or may, not have a significant impact on New England. At this time, we’re still calling for dry weather on Sunday, but clouds are moving in off the ocean with a brisk wind from the east. Temperatures will hold in the 30s Sunday.

Rain and possibly snow may move in Sunday night and Monday. Probably rain at the shore and snow in the hills of southern New England, if anything.

The system is likely to warm as it approaches with any snow changing to rain during Monday. Pending on the track of the system, we may have gale to perhaps storm force winds near our south coast Monday.

Weather systems are slowing down significantly, and there’s a chance that we may have rain continuing Monday night and Tuesday. If the system moves far enough north and east, there could be snow in the hills and mountains of western and northern New England.

The pattern remains active after that but probably more seasonable with temperatures warm enough for more rain than snow if we get any more precipitation the second half of the week. Stay tuned to the latest here in our First Alert 10-Day Forecast.

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