Forecast discussion: After looking over the snowfall amounts, it appears eastern Rhode Island and southeast Massachusetts received the highest accumulations. In fact, New Bedford and Acushnet, MA received the most snowfall, at 8 and 7 inches, respectively. The good news is we will not see any more snow for the next few days. The bad news is we may see some snow showers on Monday.
For now, the coastal low has moved well offshore, allowing for a weak high pressure ridge to build over the region. However, a weak area of low pressure is moving through Southern New England. So, you may see a flurry or two this evening, but we will see dry weather.
For tomorrow, another area of low pressure will pass through in the morning hours, as high pressure tries to move eastward. This will cause for more clouds than sunshine and strong west-northwest winds. Highs will only reach the lower 40’s with wind chills making it feel like the middle to upper 30’s. Winds will diminish tomorrow night, and we will see more stars than clouds, as moisture finally leaves the upper levels of the atmosphere. We will see bright sunshine for Sunday, with slightly warmer temperatures.
However, I will be watching a low pressure system that is over southeast Texas at the moment. Another low over the southern Rockies at the moment will move east-southeast towards the other low. The low from the Rockies will help bring upper level energy to the Texas low, and will help strengthen it. Also, it will pick up moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, and create rain and snow as it moves towards us. By Monday afternoon, we may be clipped from this system, giving us a mixture of rain and snow showers. Although many computer models take the low out to sea, I still feel we may see some precipitation, so I will keep us with wet weather.
Any snow showers should end before dawn Tuesday morning, and we will see mostly sunny skies by the late morning. We will see more clouds than sunshine on Wednesday, as a weak secondary low remains near Nova Scotia by the middle of the week. As the low moves southeast, we may get clipped with some afternoon showers on Thursday. But, by the start of next weekend, high pressure ridging will build over Southern New England, bringing back sunshine.
72 hour forecast:
Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy with a low of 27.
Saturday: Partly sunny and windy with a high of 44. Winds will come from the west-northwest at 19-24 mph with gusts of 30 mph.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 30. Winds will decrease to 13-16 mph from the west-northwest.
Sunday: Mostly sunny with a high of 45.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy until midnight, then increasing clouds and a low of 31.
Monday: Cloudy and breezy with rain and snow showers by the late morning. We will see a high of 42.
Monday night: Snow showers end around 5 a.m. with a low of 30.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny by the late morning. Highs 42-45, lows 30-33.
Wednesday: Partly sunny. Highs 44-47, lows 31-34.
Thursday: Partly sunny with possible afternoon showers. Highs 44-47, lows 30-33.
Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 42-45, lows 31-34.