Weather Now: Light Shower this Afternoon, Sunny on Saturday

Weather Now

Despite the abundance of clouds, it’s a very mild day for late December. Temperatures are well into the 40s, with a few spots likely to hit the low 50s. While most of the day is dry, a few light rain showers and sprinkles are possible this afternoon and early evening ahead of a cold front.

For those traveling to Ski Country, the weather has been a little trickier. Light freezing rain made for a slick morning in NH and Maine. Most spots are warming enough for improved conditions this afternoon, but higher elevations may still see some icing.

The clouds clear out this evening and tonight, with a mild and sunny start to the weekend. Saturday looks beautiful, so hopefully you can find some time to get out and enjoy it.

Sunday doesn’t look bad, either. Skies are dry and the temperatures will be cool for the Patriots Game. Clouds will be thickening ahead of an approaching storm system.

That storm system already brought snow and heavy rain to southern California. From there, it’s expected to bring accumulating snow and heavy rain from the Rockies to the Northern Plains, Midwest and Great Lakes this weekend before spreading into New England.

Once it moves in Sunday night, the unsettled weather could linger for a couple of days…. right through New Year’s Eve. While we’re leaning towards mostly rain in RI and southeastern MA, elsewhere, a messy combination of snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain is possible.

There is a potential for travel delays both on the roads and in the air, from this storm system. Please check back with us for updates!

As the storm moves away on Tuesday, showers will gradually taper off, with slow clearing on New Year’s Eve night.

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