Despite the mild start to the day, the season’s first light snow is expected this afternoon as a strong cold front sweeps across southern New England.
Light rain showers will move into southeaster New England between now and noon.
Temperatures in the 40s and 50s this morning will drop into the 30s this afternoon with light rain mixing with and changing to light snow. The changeover happens from northwest RI (1-2PM) to southeast MA (3-4PM) before ending around the time of the evening commute.
Very minor accumulations (coating to 1/2″) expected on the grass and car tops. Roads remain bare.
Expect skies to clear this evening with a gusty northwest wind bringing in bitter cold air. Late night lows drop to 15-20 by dawn. Wind chill temperatures will be in the single digits. Northwest winds 15-25, gusts to 30 mph
Record cold follows for Wednesday. Expect gusty winds with morning temperatures in the ‘teens and afternoon highs only near 30. Skies will be mostly sunny with winds gusting 30-35 mph, keeping wind chills in the ‘teens most of the day.