Another cold night is on tap as temperatures are expected to drop into the mid and upper teens. Light winds and clearing skies will prevail throughout the overnight. All the melting that took place today will refreeze overnight and there will be some slick spots for you early commuters tomorrow morning. Wednesday starts off cold and sunny, however clouds will be on the increase throughout the afternoon. High temperatures will be a few degrees cooler, climbing to the mid 30s to around 40 degrees. Light breezes make it feel very comfortable during the afternoon. Overall, another decent mid February day is in store. The mercury falls back to the low 20s Wednesday night as skies become mostly cloudy.
Low pressure over the Southeastern States during Wednesday begins to redevelop off the North Carolina coast and is projected to move to the waters well southeast of Cape Cod later Wednesday night and early Thursday. We do expect clouds to overspread the area as the storm system passes well south of the local area, with a chance of a few snow flurries or a snow shower late at night or very early Thursday morning. No accumulations are expected, although a coating is possible. Once again it looks like southeast Massachusetts and Cape Cod have the best chance for any accumulating snow, although it will likely be under 3 inches.
Back to the local weather scene and we can tell you that as the ocean storm pulls away during Valentines Day the weather improves as early clouds give way to partly to mostly sunny afternoon skies. Highs reach near 40 degrees. Lows in the mid to upper 20s.
Variable cloudiness should be the rule Friday through Saturday, however skies may become mostly cloudy at times. A cold front will cross the region Saturday and could trigger a flurry or two. Daytime melting will continue as highs on Friday and Saturday will be above freezing. Highs Friday in the low 40s, cooling to the mid and upper 30s Saturday. Overnight lows in the low to mid 20s Friday night, chilling to the mid teens Saturday night.
Sunday we will keep an eye to our south as another coastal storm skirts to our south. Earlier indications were this storm could impact southern New England but now we are taking a wait and see approach. Right now lets call it partly cloudy and chilly. Much cooler air will be in place as highs top out in the upper 20s. Lows at night could dip to the upper single digits in outlying areas. We will probably need to make adjustments to this portion of the forecast as we approach late week.