Rain is moving through tonight with a weak area of low pressure and temps over parts of New England are just cold enough to create icy conditions. There is a Freezing Rain Advisory until 7AM tomorrow morning for Interior New England, well north and west of Boston. We aren’t looking at enough ice for power outages or tree damage but it doesn’t take much ice to make a road or sidewalk very slippery so please take caution if out tonight and very early tomorrow morning.
The weak storm will take the steady rain out of here for the weekend but clouds will remain and the damp feel will too. Temps will climb into the mid and upper 40s tomorrow despite the lack of sunshine. By Sunday, SW winds will begin to stir a bit…this will mix down even warmer air from aloft and our temps will reach the 50s.
The end of the thaw will begin on Monday as a coldfront works through the area…highs will reach 50 again Monday morning before the frontal passage. A few showers will form along the front and temps will fall during the afternoon. The front will settle to our south, offshore and along it a storm system will form. Right now it looks like the storm will stay far enough offshore and only throw a few raindrops or snowflakes our way but we will need to monitor closely. As that storm departs it really opens up the floodgates for Mid-Winter cold to come rushing in and highs may struggle to get into the 20s this time next week!