We’re starting a new workweek that, overall, will bring fairly quiet weather to New England. Of course, there are always subtle and interesting features along the way.
We’re eyeing a Thursday disturbance likely to deliver both snow and rain to the six-state region. Sunshine kicks off the week, though the dry air responsible for the bright sky is also cool in nature.
This air is coming southeast out of Canada on a light but steady westerly breeze that will couple with highs around 40 to hold wind chill values in the 30s at the warmest time of day.
After a quick and weak disturbance carries variable clouds and perhaps a few flurries through New England overnight Monday night, Tuesday should be a virtual repeat of Monday with sunshine. Tuesday will have a light but steady breeze and equally cool temperatures.
The wind will shift Wednesday in advance of a Thursday disturbance, but continued dry weather and at least some limited sun will help temperatures to bump near 50 degrees. Cooling Wednesday night will set the stage for both rain and snow showers Thursday.
While it’s too early to speak with any certainty, chances are good that any rain/snow line sets up from western to central New England and retreats northward from there during the day Thursday. This will happen as a strengthening southerly wind drives mild air northward.
The quick-moving disturbance should be gone by Friday, leaving mountain snow showers and bursts in its wake with little more than some stubborn clouds for the rest of us, leading into a dry and pleasant weekend with daytime high temperatures eventually settling into the 50s by early next week in our exclusive First Alert 10-day forecast.