What a day! Sunshine right out of the gate got New England temperatures off and running and we’ll find highs reaching into the 50s for most and 40s for North Country today.
A quiet stretch of dry weather will continue through Wednesday for most of us, though Northern Maine sees a touch of overnight snow and the far North Country of New England sees some sprinkles or a shower from midday onward Wednesday.
Nonetheless, a southwest wind and some sun will combine to bump high temperatures to 55-60 degrees for particularly central and southern New England Wednesday afternoon.
All the while, a potent storm pushing snow and rain into Southern California will migrate east across the nation, eventually developing a storm over the ocean south and southeast of New England. Some northern flurries and southern sprinkles are possible Thursday with a disturbance riding ahead of this storm, but by Friday, a shield of rain and snow spreads over us.
It’s still early to pinpoint the rain/snow line, but at this point, communities outside of Interstate 495 are trending toward at least some snow... and it’s possible that snow line charges south later Friday or Friday evening, depending on the storm track.
What seems quite likely is some amount of coastal flooding with an onshore wind strengthening, and increasing surf that may lead to beach erosion Friday into the weekend, especially early in the weekend with a persistent onshore wind.
Though wind gusts may reach damaging levels for some Friday, most of the weekend will feature a raw, chilly flow of air off the ocean that has a tendency to keep clouds in the sky.
Another rain/snow event is possible midweek next week in our exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day.