A warm front will continue to pull through New England on Wednesday, with snow changing to a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain in Northern New England over the course of the day. Accumulations will generally be minimal there. In Southern New England, gradual warming will allow for pockets of drizzle and light rain showers. High temperatures will reach the 30s in Northern New England, with 40s south.
Temperatures will actually keep climbing into Wednesday night, as southerly winds become strong and heavy rain sweeps in. That strong southerly wind will gust 40-55 MPH at times, and may result in isolated power outages. It will also push temperatures into the 50s and near 60 overnight. The heaviest rain, and even some rumbles of thunder, will move through just before dawn, and wrap up during the morning commute. Expect a widespread 1-2” of rain. Just a spot shower for the rest of the day Thursday, as temperatures cool and winds turn around to the west.
Friday will be quiet for many, aside from some rain or snow showers in Northern New England. Temperatures will be more seasonable late week into the first part of the weekend. We warm a bit on Sunday, with a more active pattern shaping up for next week. A few rain showers, and snow showers north, will pinwheel through on Monday, and again on Tuesday.