Southern New England will make a run at 50° for the second day in a row Wednesday, though many communities may fall just a couple of degrees shy. Either way, the milder-than-normal air continues, though some light showers and sprinkles Wednesday morning were associated with a weak cold front that will subtly cool the air across New England, even as the drier air affords some breaks of Wednesday afternoon sunshine. By Wednesday night, skies will be mostly clear and temperatures will drop to around 30°, 20s north, setting Thursday up as a cooler day in the lower 40s and 30s north for high temperatures as limited morning sun fades behind thickening clouds. By Thursday afternoon, a combination of snow and rain – most snow changing fairly quickly to rain – will progress northeast across and out of CT into the remainder of Southern New England by late day and into Central New England by evening. Along and north of the MA/NH/VT border, snow will persist, while south of the border some rain will continue mixing in until late evening Thursday, when the snow line drops to near the MA Turnpike for the overnight. By Friday morning, the steady precipitation will be in a lull, but slippery road conditions will start the day where accumulating snow fell – mostly near and north of the MA Pike, with an inch or two near the Pike, 2”-4” in Boston’s northern suburbs to Worcester, 4”-6” either side of the NH border, and a general 6”-12” in Northern New England, excepting northern ME, north of the most significant snow. Our weather team continues a First Alert for Thursday night into Friday for impact to travel. Although the surface storm center will move away Friday, lots of upper level atmospheric energy will still be in the sky over New England, promoting recurring snow showers and bursts of snow Friday – mixed with raindrops in Southeast MA – that will add another inch or so in spots as it looks right now. Snow showers gradually taper Friday evening and night, though a shift in the wind to blow from the northeast, off the ocean, may keep a few flurries going near the coast into Saturday morning – otherwise, a cool and relatively quiet day is expected Saturday into most of Sunday. By late Sunday, the next storm center approaches New England and once again will enter an atmosphere that’s marginal for rain or snow, likely meaning late day and evening precipitation develops as rain in much of Southern New England, snow in Northern New England and a mix between, continuing into Monday morning before exiting for some quieting ahead of yet another marginal rain/snow storm system for midweek. A shift to more meaningful cold appears to be in the cards starting next weekend but there’s a long way to go until then and our First Alert team will keep you posted.