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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Last Call For 50s!

It will be a mild start to the day Thursday and a warm finish, in the 50s one last day! A lingering shower is possible early, before 8 am. Otherwise, the rest of the day is partly cloudy and mild.

There is a rising chance for snow Thursday night into Friday morning. The same front bringing rain tonight will stall south of the area. As a little storm rides along it, some rain/snow will graze Cape Cod and the Islands.  Farther west, here in Connecticut, there is more uncertainty. Yesterday we were calling for flurries. Today the trend has been to push snow showers farther northwest. Either way it looks like the best chance of plowable snow would be in eastern and southeastern Connecticut.

On the weather watch for early next week:

While there is no arctic cold in sight, the weather pattern does start to get more interesting heading into next week. The moisture laden southern jet stream will become active, lifting a disturbance towards the mid-Atlantic region. At the same time the northern branch jet will dip south in the form of a trof. How these two ingredients interact will determine if we can get a storm here in New England. A coastal storm with snow and gusty winds is possible next Tuesday. But there are a lot of other scenarios in the range of possibilities as well. Still being 6 days out, we have low confidence. It’s not time to worry yet. You can bet though we’ll be watching this threat in the days to come.
A lot of possible outcomes regarding snow next week. But it shows potential!
Image Source: Weatherbell Analytics

Forecast Details:

Tonight: Periods of rain, windy. 50s for most of the night. mid-upper 40s by daybreak.

Tomorrow: Chance for an early shower. Partly cloudy, breezy, mild one last day. High: Low 50s.

Friday: Slight chance for early flurries, especially in eastern/southeastern Connecticut. High: Upper 30s.

Saturday: Sunny, breezy. High: Upper 30s-Low 40s.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. High: Lower 40s.

Monday: Becoming mostly cloudy, colder. High: Upper 20s-Low 30s.

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