RI Weather Today – Fri, Dec. 18, 2020

by Jack Donnelly, meteorologist

The first big blast of the year over and done with, we can spend the day shoveling out under a gradually thinning and scattering cloud cover. Cold air will have settled in, morning and evening lows in the upper teens to the low 20’s surrounding an afternoon high of only 30, kept low by high reflectivity from all the white stuff on the ground. A north wind will add to the chill, feel-like temps only in the upper teens. An extension of the low pressure will reach back across Cape Cod, some lingering snow showers for southeastern Massachusetts, but it should not reach all the way to Rhode Island. There may be a stray flake or three in the morning, but these may easily be confused with the flakes being blown around by the breezes.