There will be significant weather events over the next few days, and each will bring some precipitation to the area. However, the second storm has the potential to bring much more.
On Thursday, clouds and some light snow showers or freezing drizzle could make things slippery — especially along the coast. Most of this moisture is coming in from the ocean, and areas along the coast, east of Route 128, have the best chance to see some flakes.
There might be a coating to an inch of snow when this area of precipitation is over and the air dries out overnight.
It will be near freezing along the coast and upper 20s inland.
Dry weather resumes Friday with some snow showers in the mountains of northern New England. Saturday is very cold with highs only in the upper teens and mid 20s. Winds won’t be very strong so wind chills won’t be so noticeable.
Sunday night and Monday a storm will move close to the coast and bring cold rain to the area. The rain will also fall during the football game in Foxborough. There is the chance this storm brings some much needed snow to the ski areas of northern New England.
Highs on Sunday reach near 40, before it turns colder again next week. I think that any thaw this January is going to be very short lived. Our January is likely going to go into the record books as a very cold month without much snow.
Thursday: A few periods of snow or freezing drizzle with some areas seeing slick spots. Highs in the upper 20s to lower 30s.
Thursday night: Mostly cloudy, cold. Lows 17-23.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 31. Brisk breeze.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high 18-25.
Sunday: Cloudy, rain developing late in the day or at night. Highs near 40.
Monday: Partly sunny, with a high 32-38.
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