7:00 AM | An occasional rain shower today that can start as a brief mix with ice pellets; periods of rain tonight and Saturday; strong coastal storm threat next week

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly cloudy, cold, rain showers at just about anytime and there will be some sleet mixed in at the onset during the morning hours, highs near 40 degrees

Tonight

Cloudy with periods of rain, cold, lows in the mid-to-upper 30’s

Saturday

Cloudy with periods of rain, chilly, near 50 degrees

Saturday Night

Cloudy with lingering rain in the evening, turning colder late, low-to-mid 30’s

Sunday

Becoming partly sunny, windy, cold, low 40’s

Monday

Increasing clouds, cold, chance for rain and/or snow late, near 40 degrees

Tuesday

Cloudy, breezy, cold, chance for rain and/or snow, near 40 degrees

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy, breezy, cold, still the chance for rain and/or snow, near 40 degrees

Discussion

High pressure will slide off the northern New England coastline today and this will allow moisture to advance into our region from the southwest. While there can be a few rain showers today, the heaviest and steadiest rainfall during this next precipitation event will hold off until late today, tonight and Saturday. Also, as the initial rain showers move into the region this morning, it will be just cold enough for ice pellets to mix in at times; especially, in suburban locations. Behind the system on Sunday, clearing skies will take place with a chilly wind, and it’ll stay colder-than-normal for this time of year. After that, attention will turn to the coastline for the possibility of a strong storm to form in the "late Monday/Tuesday/early Wednesday" time frame.

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