Snow will be falling across New England Saturday evening. Snowfall rates will exceed 1" per hour at times. Snow will be heaviest through 5 a.m Sunday. The system exits the area by Sunday morning and we could see some lingering snow showers skimming the NH seacoast, and the Maine coastline. Most areas will be dry by 9 a.m.
For Connecticut, Rhode Island, southern Massachusetts you’re looking at 3-6" of snow through early Sunday morning with a few locations under the heaviest snow bands accruing possible 8" in Connecticut.
Elsewhere, plan on 1-3" as temperatures, timing, and wind direction will have an impact on snowfall totals.
For the Cape & 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.
By late Sunday morning, leaving behind another sun-filled and mild day, allowing for some melting of the recent snowfall. Highs are expected to climb into the mid to upper 40's south, upper 30's north.
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 60's, which could tie or break record high temperatures 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 40's by the end of the week, but that’s still well above normal for this time of the year.
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