After several days of below average temperatures, and even some record lows, a brief warm up moves into New England late week.
An area of low pressure is currently moving in from the west. That will increase cloud cover across New England on Wednesday, with a few snow showers breaking out in Northern New England late today and tonight. Some minor accumulations are possible along the Canadian border, but this band of snow showers actually marks the arrival of the warmer air.
Temperatures pop into the 50s on Thursday with a strong southeasterly wind. Gusts will reach 40-60 MPH along the coast, especially on Cape Cod, the Islands, and along the Maine Coast. It will be cloudy all day, with scattered rain showers during the morning turning into heavier and steadier rain during the afternoon. Some of the heaviest rain, and even embedded thunderstorms, will be moving through during the evening commute. That will slow the drive.
Rainfall will reach 1-2” in much of Western and Central New England. Combine that will snow melt, and we’ll find some street flooding and perhaps even some minor river flooding.
Lingering snow showers will persist, especially in Northern New England on Friday. In fact, some of the highest terrain will actually see this fall as snow.
Cooler weather returns this weekend. At the same time, a storm will be forming just offshore. Indications are that this may get close enough to produce yet another batch of rain, and yes, even some snow. We’ll be watching that carefully.