Weather forecast

Mild Temps Thursday Before 1-2 Punch of Storm Threats

Friday will bring a wintry mix to New England, and a storm on Monday will drop plowable snow

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We enjoy a mild day Thursday, with our highs reaching the 40s -- and it actually gets to feel that way without the strong wind gusts we had yesterday.

Now our focus turns toward the ocean storm tracking to our southeast Friday morning, bringing rain and the chance for some snow in some spots.

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Even though we’re not expecting much in the way of total snowfall amounts -- a dusting to 2 inches max -- our precipitation begins as rain, with temperatures checking in the 40s early and then transitioning into snow as temperatures tend to decrease for the late afternoon and evening.

We’ll be watching a decrease in temperatures over the course of the day Friday, dropping to the 20s at night, along an increase in wind speeds.

The highest concerns for Friday would be possible flash freezing into Saturday morning, bringing slick spots on roads across the southeastern areas that get precipitation, plus potentially damaging wind gusts that could range from 50-60 mph in the most affected spots -- mainly Cape Cod and the Islands.

While Saturday will have the lowest afternoon high temperatures, our coldest wind chills will take place Friday night into Saturday morning, bringing a “feels like temperature” between -10 to -20 degrees. The further north you go, the colder it will feel.

While Sunday rapidly increases into the upper 20s, a storm is on tap for Sunday night into Monday.

The storm on Monday will bring rain and snow. While the rain/snow line is still being analyzed, our snowfall totals are looking to be higher in the northern and western portions of New England. Preliminary amounts have us ranging from 6-8 inches in the highest elevations across the north.

In our exclusive 10-day forecast, you’ll see First Alert Stamps for Friday and Monday, with cool temperatures remaining through next week. Stay tuned for the latest updates.

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