For This Afternoon: An area of high pressure will continue to build into the area this afternoon. This means that sunny skies are expected for this afternoon with high temperatures near 45 Degrees. West winds are expected to gust up to 30 mph at times this afternoon. Tonight & Monday: Clear skies are expected for tonight and a sunny day is expected on Monday. Low temperatures tonight will be between 25 and 30 Degrees. High temperatures Monday will be between 45 and 50 Degrees. Tuesday Through Thursday: A northwesterly wind flow is expected to pull in some slightly colder air for Tuesday even though skies are expected to be partly sunny. High temperatures Tuesday will be near 45 Degrees. On Wednesday, that high pressure system is expected to move to the east and a southerly wind flow is likely to set up. In addition to this, it looks like a weak warm front will push its way towards our area by late in the day. This all means that skies on Wednesday will be cloudy and there may be a late day rain shower or two. High temperatures Wednesday will near 45 Degrees. On Wednesday night, that weak warm front will push its way across the region leading to cloudy skies with some scattered rain shower activity. Temperatures on Wednesday night will be in the 40 to 45 Degree range. That warm front will push its way north of our area by Thursday afternoon. This means that some morning scattered rain shower activity will give way to a mixture of sunshine and clouds by Thursday afternoon. It will be mild on Thursday with high temperatures between 55 and 60 Degrees. Friday: A weak cold front will push its way through Southern New England during Friday. Any morning leftover rain showers should give way to some sunshine during Friday afternoon. Temperatures on Friday morning will start out near 50 Degrees, but will fall through the 40s during the afternoon. Saturday: It appears that an area of low pressure may move across central and southern New England during Saturday. With some colder air in place, we’ll have to keep a very close eye on the possibility for either accumulating snow or a scenario that features the precipitation changing from snow to ice to rain during Saturday. At this point, it’s way too early to get into any more specifics than that, but I will say that I don’t think the pattern is quite there yet for an all snow event. The reason why is because even though there will be cold air nearby, an area of high pressure off of the East Coast of the United States may be close enough to beat back the cold air leading to a situation where the precipitation starts as snow, but then changes to sleet/freezing rain and then rain. I’ll be watching this storm closely and will have updates as needed. Beyond This – It looks like the week leading up to Christmas (December 20-24) may be active in terms of weather as there’s the possibility that there could be 2 storm systems to really watch. The first looks to be from about Monday afternoon through Tuesday (December 20-21) as a low pressure system moves across Southern New England bringing either all snow or a snow/rain mix. A second storm system could be an issue for sometime between late Thursday (December 23) and Christmas Eve with another chance for either all snow or a snow/rain mix. Keep this mind for any travel plans you may have during the days leading up to Christmas. Obviously, I’ll be watching things very closely and will have plenty of updates as needed.