After early morning black ice caused scattered problems in New England, a fair sky has helped to melt that ice, but colder air continues to move in.
In fact, temperatures today have been holding steady or rising only slightly as a northwest wind increases to gust up to 30 mph this afternoon and subzero air from James Bay, Canada, migrates southeast. By overnight, low temperatures will drop into the teens with wind chill values below zero under a partly cloudy sky ahead of a sunny but cold Thursday, when high temperatures will fight to break 30 for most of us and wind chill values won’t surpass 20 degrees.
Cold is expected to continue through Friday, but with a lighter wind, the air will feel about 20 degrees warmer than Thursday. As the next storm center develops to our west, warmth will be pulled into New England on a strengthening southwest wind Saturday, and southern New England will see temperatures rising well into the 40s and perhaps even surpassing 50 for some communities, including Boston.
The North Country will see slower progression of the warmth with a few snow showers Saturday, then most of us are expected to warm enough for rain Sunday though the far Northern reaches of New England may see enough cold air for accumulating snow. Lingering rain and snow showers are possible early Monday ahead of another quick shot of cold, then more warming by late week next week, as the up and down temperature pattern continues to unfold in our exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast.