Like the retreating snowbanks so too is winter. It’s a slow process–especially this year–and within this retreat you get glimpses of the next season. Today is that glimpse with temps heading for the 50s, a little bit of humidity in the air as well as some rain showers.
Thankfully we are not expecting heavy amounts of rain with this system today, only around .50-.75″ of rain. That combined with rapidly melting snow will send water into the streams & rivers but that water will not come out of the riverbanks. There could be some minor street flooding where huge chunks of snow & ice are blocking storm drains. Despite the rain & clouds our temps will easily reach the 50s this afternoon and early evening.
Unfortunately, cooler air begins to filter back into New England tomorrow as temps start near 50 then settle into the 40s by afternoon. Clouds will break apart after some morning rain showers. The cooling trend continues into the weekend as daytime highs on Saturday are once again below normal, only reaching the upper 30s (normal high is 50). Adding insult to injury will be the likelihood of some scattered snow showers through the day. Sunny & cool for Sunday.