7:15 AM | Soaking rain tonight; snow showers possible early Friday with frontal passage

6-Day Forecast

Today

Increasing clouds, chilly, rain developing during the late afternoon hours, low-to-mid 40’s

Tonight

A soaking rain, breezy, chilly, mid-to-upper 30’s

Thursday

Mostly cloudy early with rain ending then some PM sun possible and very mild, mid 50's

Thursday night

An occasional rain shower early then snow showers possible towards morning, lows near freezing

Friday

Early morning snow showers possible then variable clouds and windy, gusts to 40 mph, afternoon temperatures primarily in the mid-to-upper 30’s

Saturday

Partly sunny, cold, mid-to-upper 30’s

Sunday

Lots of clouds, slight chance for some snow, cold, mid 30’s

Monday

Partly sunny, cold, mid-to-upper 30’s

Discussion

A moisture-laden storm will pull out of the South today and head right for the Mid-Atlantic coast by later tonight. Rain should develop here during the late afternoon hours and will then evolve into a soaking rain overnight. The rain will wind down early on Thursday as this storm heads northeastward along the New England coast providing parts of northern New England with heavy snow. Rainfall amounts in the 1.0 to 1.5 inch range are likely here between late this afternoon and early tomorrow morning. Some sun can return tomorrow afternoon behind the storm and temperatures will jump to unseasonably mild levels in the 50's. After that, an upper level low will then combine with a strong cold frontal system to generate a few rain showers here later Thursday night and, as colder air blasts into the region, there can be a changeover to snow showers towards Friday morning. There is even an outside chance at a quick coating of snow right before or during the Friday AM rush hour with the arrival of the cold air. The rest of Friday will feature strong winds, gusts up to 40 mph, and temperatures holding relatively steady during the afternoon hours in the 30’s. The Arctic chill will then stick around here right into early next week followed by a brief warmup on Tuesday.

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