Many locations dropped to below freezing earlier this morning, with some of the coldest spots being in Lewiston, Maine and Orange, Mass. Ample sunshine is in place today across New England as a high pressure system crests overhead.
Temperatures will reach into the lower 50s south and the upper 40s north. Skies start out mostly clear overnight before clouds build in from the southwest, ushering warmer air into the region.
Lows will be higher than they were last night with southern areas in the lower 40s and upper 30s across the North Country, which is above normal for this time of year.
A warm front slides over New England tomorrow as our next storm system approaches from the Great Lakes, bringing cloudy skies and dry conditions. Southerly winds continue to drive warm air and moisture into our area Wednesday night as a low pressure system moves east.
High temperatures may reach into the lower 70s in a few locations on the South Coast for Thursday with mid to upper 60s elsewhere as rain showers move through the area. Highs will be a good 15-to-20 degree cooler in the 40s on Friday as a cold front moves through New England.
Blustery winds will pick up from the northwest during the day as a tightening pressure gradient develops between a high pressure system to our west and a deepening low pressure system to our east.
The weekend is looking mostly dry with the possibility of some showers Saturday night with highs in the 40s. Seasonable temperatures are expected into next week in the exclusive 10-day forecast on NECN.