After a damp, yet mild, day for most of New England, besides a few snow showers in ski country, we'll see a gradual clearing of the skies through the overnight with temperatures tumbling back into the lower 20s south, teens north. Snow is on the way, but not until Saturday night. Believe it or not, most of the weekend will be dry.
After a sunny start to our Saturday, clouds will be building in ahead of the next system that will bring snow showers for most of southern New England. The most accumulation would be along and south of the Massachusetts Turnpike with plowable snow likely. The system will fill in from west to east and mainly for southern New England and as the system exits the area by Sunday morning, we could see some lingering snow showers skimming the New Hampshire seacoast and the Maine coastline.
For Connecticut, Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts, you're looking at 3-5 inches of snow through early Sunday morning, and 1-3 inches elsewhere, as temperatures and timing will have an impact on snowfall totals. For the Cape and Islands, it's highly likely that warmer air will impact with the snowfall totals there as rain will mix in for the majority of the event.
As far as impacts, there could be a time through the overnight that 1-2-inch-per-hour snowfall rates are possible, so be sure to take it slow on travels if you drive through one of these snow bands. This is a quick-moving system, and it departs as early as Sunday morning.
We're in for a sun-filled Sunday as temperatures bounce back, well over the freezing mark for most locations, to the mid to upper 40s south, upper 30s north, which will certainly help in melting Saturday night's snowfall.
As we look ahead to next week's pattern, we're already tracking warmer air from the southwest sliding in for midweek.
Monday brings partly cloudy skies and chance for afternoon showers with highs near 50.
Tuesday and Wednesday could easily reach into the 60s, ahead of a looming cold front out towards the west. We could see another round of showers late Wednesday into early Thursday as the front slides in.
High temperatures slide back into the low to mid 40s by the end of the week, but that's still well above normal for this time of the year.
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