Limited morning sun will be disappearing behind thickening Monday clouds and won’t be seen again for most New Englanders until at least Wednesday.
Wednesday is when some breaks are possible in some areas. For others, that possibility isn't likely until late in the week. The bandit responsible for stealing our solar fix is a large, cold, upper level atmospheric storm rolling east from the Great Lakes after originating in Canada.
This pool of cold air aloft not only will be responsible for clouds, rain and stubborn showers in the days ahead, but it will also be cold enough for elevation-dependent snowfall. It may accumulate as much as six inches on highest New Hampshire mountain summits, and 3-to-6-inches across much of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine high terrain.
Even areas like the Lakes Region and all but the deepest valleys of southern Vermont and central Maine will see accumulating snow overnight Monday night. Meanwhile, the rest of New England picks up either side of an inch of rain that will persist as showers off and on through the day Tuesday, while the mountains of northern New England will see continued snow showers off and on through the day.
By Wednesday, most of the showers will be over with, though a few will still pop up in Maine with mountain sprinkles and flurries. Temperatures will start a sluggish rebound each day starting Wednesday through the end of the week.
Some of the shine of late week improvement is dulled by the likelihood of a couple more energetic disturbances that will continue a chance of renewed, albeit scattered, rain showers Thursday and Friday. However, temperatures should recover above 60 degrees both afternoons.
The weekend delivers on some splendid sunshine as temperatures bump back to 65 to 70 degrees on the cusp of what appears to be some 70-degree weather for at least a part of next week in our exclusive First Alert 10-day forecast!