Low pressure begins to develop southeast of New England on Sunday and moves northeastward toward the Canadian Maritimes. Although the system will likely strengthen and become a formidable storm for the Maritimes to contend with as far as the local area is concerned it should not be much of a weather maker here. Periods of snow showers are possible later Sunday and Sunday night, but it should all be relatively light and produce no more than a coating of snow, if that. The below average snowfall so far this season will remain intact for now.
In the storms wake on Monday we can expect a dry, cold and blustery day as those pesky gusty winds return. Temperatures will have a tough time reaching 30 degrees, with wind chills in the teens.
Later on Tuesday another low pressure system will skirt south of New England. This could also give us a period of flurries but nothing more is expected at this time. Meanwhile, temperatures remain at or slightly below normal through Wednesday.
High pressure will be in control Thursday and we do expect temperatures to moderate slightly as highs climb back into the 30s under partly cloudy skies.
Models are suggesting a storm system may impact the area Friday, with accumulating snow possible.
Five Day Forecast:
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, chance of flurries or snow showers in the afternoon. Highs close to 30. Northeast winds under 10 mph.
Sunday night: Chance of evening flurries, otherwise mostly cloudy and continued cold. Lows 13 to 18 degrees. Winds turning northwest 5 to 15 mph.
Monday and Monday night: Becoming partly cloudy, windy and continued cold. Highs 27 to 31. Overnight lows 8 to 13. Northwest winds gusting to near 40 mph Monday, diminishing to under 20 mph later at night.
Tuesday through Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy skies and brisk. Slight chance of flurries Tuesday night and or Wednesday. Highs 26 to 30. Nighttime lows 10 to 15 Tuesday night, near 20 Wednesday night.
Thursday: Partly sunny, with highs about 35.
Thursday night: Becoming mostly cloudy. Lows 21 to 25.