Dry Afternoon Before Showers Move Into Our Region

High pressure from Canada brings us another dry day to accompany us on this chilly start.

We have reports of low temperatures in the 30s, even a few 20s as this air from Canada keeps us dry for one more day. Storms hitting the middle of the country have been relentless, and something we have not seen in a couple weeks -- another serious snowstorm in northern Minnesota.

One of the latest, deepest snow falls on record near Duluth Wednesday night. That cold low pressure system is headed into Canada, so we will be on the warmer side of it as it gets here Friday.

We also have to monitor the progress of the severe weather outbreak, which has been ongoing seemingly for two weeks now in the deep South.

For Thursday in New England, sunshine fades behind mid and high-level clouds, with temperatures mostly around 60 degrees. It will likely be a little warmer inland and a little cooler by the ocean. Wind from the northeast will shift and come from southeast in the afternoon about 10 to 15 mph.

Increasing clouds Thursday night, low temperature in the 40s, some 30s in eastern sections, rain develops in Vermont by morning.

Rain may be moderate to heavy in northern New England Friday, with a period of rain or showers in southern New England during the afternoon and evening.

Temperatures Friday in the 40s where it’s raining, 50s elsewhere. Friday night showers and thunderstorms will end, low temperature in the 40s and 50s.

Saturday starts off gray, but increasing sunshine should make for a nice afternoon with temperatures well into the 60s in southern and eastern New England. High pressure brings us cooler weather again Saturday night and to start our Mother’s Day Sunday.

Another low pressure system coming at is from the west will bring clouds in, and it may start raining at any point. It’s too early to call it a wash out, but if it does start raining, the temperature is going to fall into the 40s, maybe even 30s.

We’re still hoping that the rain can wait until late in the day or at night. A period of cold rain is likely Sunday night and Monday. There are some signs that a front may a stall here, with the rain continuing off and on through mid-week, perhaps even changing to snow in the higher elevations of western and northern New England.

We’ll keep you informed with our First Alert 10-day forecast.

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