Weather Now: Cold Rain Moves In Thursday And Friday.

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Clouds increasing during the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday, now thru 5am….staying cool and dry Lows in the upper 30s to low 40s, with east-southeast winds 5-10 mph.

CHILLY RAIN THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY

A much needed chilly rain is on the way from Thursday afternoon into Friday. The heaviest rain will be reserved for Thursday night with downpours, gusty winds and even, potentially, a little bit of wet snow mixed in the higher elevations of northwest RI after midnight and towards dawn Friday

RAIN AMOUNTS FROM 7AM THURSDAY THRU 7PM FRIDAY: 1-2″ expected with the heaviest falling Thursday night

Accumulating snow (2 to 5″) will be confined to the high elevations of central and western Massachusetts. Most of this snow will fall Thursday Night into Friday

A few showers Thursday morning, then better chances of rain by afternoon and evening commute It will be unseasonably cool with highs in the low 50s, but cooling into the 40s by afternoon. It will turn blustery with east-southeast winds 10-20 mph and gusts to 30 mph.

Rain will turn widespread and heavy Thursday evening and night, with increasing gusts. Rain could mix with wet snow in the high elevations of northwest RI after 3AM, but no accumulation is expected. Lows drop to the upper 30s to low 40s. Some localized street flooding is possible in heavier downpours. ENE Gusts to 35 mph.

The heavy rain quickly moves out early Friday morning, but the rest of the day remains dreary and unseasonably cold with lingering lighter showers will continue off and on through the day, and we could still see a bit of a mix with wet snow in some higher elevations of NW RI. Temperatures will stay the 40s and gusty northeast winds to 35 mph will add to the chill.

The storm slowly moves Saturday, but starting off gray and damp Saturday morning, then mostly cloudy dry and cool during the afternoon with some breaks of sun by late afternoon and Saturday evening. Highs only 50-55. Partly sunny dry and milder Sunday with highs around 55 to 60

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