Normally, a departing spring snow delivers warmer air behind it - not this time. Cold and blustery conditions bring a midwinter redux to New England with highs only in the 30s, wind chill values in the 20s from a biting northwest wind gusting to 35 mph at times, and even some ocean effect snow showers earlier this morning in Southeast Massachusetts.
Skies will clear overnight and with plenty of lingering cold air, temperatures will drop into the teens with black ice developing from areas of daytime melting that will refreeze. Though Wednesday still will be cool - only around 40 in most areas with sunshine fading behind increasing clouds - the wind will be less, and this means a slightly warmer feeling day.
By Wednesday night, the next storm system moves toward New England and will spread pockets of accumulating snow into the North Country overnight with a few inches of accumulation, but the rest of us wait until Thursday, when warmer air will arrive in time for a relatively mild rain.
By Friday and Saturday, colder air begins working back into the region for some mountain snow squalls in Vermont, and a few rain and snow showers elsewhere.
We'll be carefully watching another energetic disturbance Saturday - at this point looking like it will only bring scattered snow showers, but not impossible it will organize to something more impactful, so it's worth keeping a close eye on.
Sunday looks fair, and though next week starts out a bit milder, midweek could turn more unsettled in the exclusive 10-day forecast.