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New England Weather This Week: Settling Down

After dealing with precipitation everyday for most of last week into this weekend, New England will be getting a break from rain and snow and freezing and sleet, at least through the middle of the week. There are no large-scale storms on tap this week.


The coastal storm will continue to push away from New England through Monday morning. Accumulating snow has ended for most, but scattered, light snow showers will likely persist into the afternoon, mainly in eastern Massachusetts and maybe southern New Hampshire. The South Shore and Cape Cod will see the steadiest snow through this afternoon, where a couple inches will be possible. With a northeast wind off the Atlantic, ocean enhancement will be possible.

Expected weather around 2pm Monday:

This afternoon, wind gusts of 20-40mph will be felt across New England as the low pulls away. With this stiff northeast wind. High temperatures will remain in the 30s for just about everyone today, but that breeze will add a wind chill to the air. A few scattered snow showers may re-develop this evening as a stiff cyclonic breeze remains in place.


New England will be getting a break from this hyper-active weather heading into the middle of next week. A secondary boundary will drop into New England tonight which will set up a colder day on Tuesday. Morning lows will range from the single digits below zero in northern Maine to the low 20s in the Connecticut River Valley. Afternoon highs will be in the teens and 20s.

High pressure will begin building into New England on Tuesday, leading to a dry day with partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies. High pressure will shift to the east of New England by Wednesday afternoon. This will change the flow to more southwest, allowing temperatures to warm from Tuesday.

The high pressure will be overhead on Wednesday morning; this will be another cold start with morning lows similar to that of Tuesday morning for most. Temperatures will rise quickly from Wednesday morning, making it back to the 20s north and 30s south for the afternoon. The day will again feature partly cloudy skies and light winds.


Temperatures continue a warming trend into the late week with 30s north and 40s south for afternoon highs. A weak disturbance will pass to New England's north Thursday into Friday. This will push its associated cold front through New England, bringing a chance for light snow and rain showers. Chances for these showers will be greatest across the northern third of New England Thursday before the threat spreads further south by Friday.

This system will be moisture-starved as it moves into a dry air mass over New England. This should keep any snow showers light. The snow showers will fizzle out as they work south in New England to the point where southern New England may just see isolated flurries among an increase in clouds. Basically, the further north you are in New England, the better chance of seeing some snow showers. Northern Maine will likely see the most, where some minor accumulations will be possible.


That cold front that gets dragged through New England late this week will once again drop temperatures back down. At this time, it doesn't look like temperatures will plunge into arctic territory. Highs may just end up dropping back to just average. A large omega style blocking pattern is looking to develop this weekend. This will keep New England in a trough (which will contribute to the colder temperatures) while the central United States sees building warmth.


The colder weekend may be short-lived as that warm ridge looms just to New England's west. Blocking patterns are tricky, especially when looking a week ahead, but that ridge could lead to a warm-up heading into next week for New England as it slides east.



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