Winter is nowhere to be found for the next few days, but don’t be fooled, it tries to make a brief return for a time this weekend.
The mild air returns first today for Valentine’s Day with highs popping into the 40s. Morning clouds, and perhaps a spot shower in parts of Connecticut, Rhode Island, or southeastern Massachusetts, will give way to more sunshine during the afternoon.
It will be dry during the evening for any of your dinner plans, but clouds return after midnight with a few more light showers drifting through southern New England early Thursday. Those will be done early in the day, allowing temperatures to soar into the 50s by afternoon. Some towns may actually approach 60!
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Yet another weak disturbance rides through with a few light showers Friday morning. Early in the day we’ll still be in the 50s, but behind those showers temperatures will drop as cooler air returns. As that happens a few snow showers may crop up across the mountains of Northern New England.
Saturday is briefly chilly with highs in the 30s. Then it gets more interesting on Sunday.
A fast moving storm will try to spread a quick shot of snow into New England at that point.
The exact track, and speed with which the storm intensifies, will determine how much snow falls.
Right now the pattern does not favor a major storm, but rather a quick shot of snow on the order of a few inches.
We’ll keep a very close watch on that over the coming days, but regardless, another shot of warmth returns for several days next week with temperatures at least reaching the 50s.