Thursday morning, temperatures will hover around 40 degrees and slowly fall even further during the day making the atmosphere cold enough for our next disturbance Thursday afternoon through the evening commute to be snow and sleet for many!
With the recent warmth, roads will likely be warm enough that treatments will keep them mostly wet, though untreated roads, grassy and cold surfaces will see anywhere from a coating to two inches of snow from southern Vermont/New Hampshire points southward to northern Connecticut/Rhode Island.
Black ice is likely overnight Thursday night in the communities that end the day with snow and rain showers, then Friday brings a larger, stronger disturbance by late day and night. Most of us will be warm enough for rain late Friday in southern New England, but the mountains will snow... with a similar outcome Saturday night through Sunday after mostly dry daylight hours Saturday.
Wednesday was another day of record-breaking warmth! After hitting 70 degrees in Boston and setting both warm overnight low and daytime high temperatures Tuesday, temperature records across southern New England are being smashed again on Wednesday by unseasonably warm weather.
The temperature in Boston climbed to 64 degrees late Wednesday morning, breaking the prior record for Feb. 21 of 63 set in 1906.
The temperature in Hartford, Connecticut and Providence, Rhode Island also hit 64, breaking the prior record for the day of 63, both set in 1930. Worcester, Massachusetts' former record of 59 set in 1930 was also smashed.
Temperatures in many areas of the region rose into the low 70s.
Our exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast shows a cooler week next week for sure.