DAYS 1-5 (MARCH 20-24)
We can officially welcome spring 2020. The vernal equinox, the earliest since 1896, occurred at 11:49PM EDT last night.
Today will display quite the change, from the chilly and damp weather we start with to almost a hint of summer in places late in the day s it will have warmed around 30 degrees and the day may end with a shower or thunderstorm. This will be due to the passage of a warm front this morning and the approach and passage of a cold front this afternoon and evening, trailing from low pressure passing to our north. Colder air filters in behind this over the weekend, and it will be dry. But high pressure taking up residence in eastern Canada and the approach of the next low pressure system sets up a more interesting scenario for late Monday, when it will be cold enough to support snow, for at least a portion of the region. Details to be worked out on that system still, which will be departing Tuesday as it moves along.
TODAY: Mostly cloudy. Passing rain showers. Areas of fog early. Highs ranging from 55-62 South Coast to 63-70 elsewhere, occurring late. Wind variable under 10 MPH early then becoming SW and increasing to 15-25 MPH by mid to late afternoon.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a chance of a shower or thunderstorm early, then clearing although clouds may linger over southeastern MA and RI. Lows 38-45. Wind W 10-20 MPH, higher gusts.
SATURDAY: May start with lots of clouds RI and southeastern MA, otherwise sun and passing clouds. Highs 45-52. Wind NW 15-25 MPH.
SATURDAY NIGHT: Clear. Lows 28-35. Wind NW 5-15 MPH.
SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs 38-45. Wind N 5-15 MPH.
SUNDAY NIGHT: Clear. Lows 28-35. Wind NE under 10 MPH.
MONDAY: Increasing cloudiness. Highs 38-45. Wind NE up to 10 MPH.
MONDAY NIGHT: Overcast. Snow/mix likely north, mix/rain likely south (more detail later). Lows 28-35. Wind NE 10-20 MPH.
TUESDAY: Cloudy start with mix/rain/drizzle/fog possible early, then breaking clouds. Highs 40-47. Wind N 5-15 MPH.
DAYS 6-10 (MARCH 25-29)
A very unsettled home stretch of March. Look for very little sun during this 5-day period and low pressure systems impacting the region March 25 (rain/mix most likely), March 27 (rain showers most likely), and sometime over the March 28-29 weekend potentially with any type of precipitation possible. We will be near the border of very cold air to the north and much warmer air to the south.
DAYS 11-15 (MARCH 30-APRIL 3)
Dry end to March, unsettled start to April is the early indication.