Don't get too comfortable with the spring feel of Wednesday's weather. By the end of this week, we’re tracking the return of wintry weather.
Colder air shifts in Thursday after a quick cold front slides through Wednesday night. Thursday remains dry, with highs only into the 40s, falling into the 30s in far northern New England, but it can get blustery by the afternoon with gusts up to 40 mph possible.
And that’s just the start of winter’s return. On Friday, a low pressure system slides just to the south of the southern coastline of New England and brings a dose of snow showers into parts of Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts with a slick commute possible for Friday morning.
A winter storm watch has already been issued for the South Coast of Massachusetts, from Westport to Cape Cod, including the Islands, from late Thursday night through Friday afternoon. Snow accumulation of 4 to 7 inches is possible.
Slick roads may be a concern even through the day from Connecticut to Cape Cod. For the northern half of New England, expect a dry and cold day, with peeks of sunshine, but a few snow showers in the higher elevations are possible. The biggest chances to see snow on Friday remain in southern New England. High temperatures Friday reach into the 30s south and 20s north.
After Friday’s snow, another arctic blast pushes in Friday night with a few more snow showers. This is a similar set up that we experienced last weekend with record cold. Get ready for another frigid weekend, with some areas possibly breaking new records for the cold. Both Saturday and Sunday are expected to see a mixture of sun and clouds, with highs struggling to make it out of the 20s.
The cold sticks around for the start of the work week with highs into the upper 20s Monday and another system looming in the forecast for Monday night into Tuesday, bringing another round of snow showers.