After a bit of light snow last night more cold air will track across southern New England over the weekend, although not as cold as recent days. Nevertheless, we started out with temperatures in the single digits this morning. Skies should be mostly sunny throughout the day. The high temperatures top out in the low 20s, so another day of well below average temperatures can be expected. Gusty northwest winds to near 25 mph at times will bring wind chills down to near 10 degrees during the afternoon.
With high pressure building into the region tonight we will have diminishing winds after the evening hours, but still feisty at times in the evening. A mostly clear sky prevails and temperatures will tumble to around 5 degrees. Northwest winds diminish to 5 to 10 mph later at night.
Sunshine rules the skies again on Sunday, however temperatures do not respond much as highs will only reach about 25 degrees. Not as much wind expected as speeds generally range from 10 to 20 mph. Overall it will be a much more comfortable day from those we have experienced this past week. Fair skies continue into Sunday night. Still cold, but lows will range a few degrees higher as they fall to about 10 degrees.
High pressure begins to slide offshore as a warm front approaches. This will bring increasing clouds early on Monday and there is the possibility of light snow breaking out later Monday and Monday night ahead of the front. Highs on Monday in the upper 20s. Overnight lows will remain steady in the mid to upper 20s. There is a possibility of a light accumulating snowfall during the night, with precipitation changing to a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain before the warm front punches through Tuesday.
The trend toward milder temperatures continues for Tuesday and Wednesday. Along with the milder readings comes plenty of clouds and a chance of showers from time to time. Highs generally in the 40s both days and lows in the mid to upper 30s. Quite a change from the temperatures of the past week. Wednesday presents the best chance for showers, ahead of a cold front that will move through later in the day. Unfortunately, the warmth does not last all that long as cold air returns by late next week as we get set to welcome February.