The new week (Feb. 26-Mar. 4) will be off to a very beautiful and mild start but it’s what happens during the end of the week and the weekend that becomes interesting. I’ll be watching a potential storm that may be very strong and powerful, delivering the chance for rain, snow and damaging winds.

Monday, Feb. 26:  The ugly weekend will give way to a stunning start to the new week. You have to head outside and enjoy some of the nice weather ahead because there will be a lot of sunshine and high temperatures about 10 degrees above average into the low to mid 50s. Specifically on Monday, you can expect some high clouds in the morning followed by crystal clear skies by the afternoon. That will be paired with a high temperature in the mid 50s.

Tuesday, Feb. 26:  Tuesday will be another very gorgeous day, featuring abundant sunshine and a temperature maybe a degree or two warmer than Monday, as a ridge of high pressure sits over the East Coast, allowing for this spring-like warmth.

Wednesday, Feb. 28:  Then on Wednesday, there will be a few more clouds present from time to time, but it will still be a great day. Be sure to take some time out of your day to be outside in the warm weather because some changes are ahead by this weekend.

Thursday, Mar. 1:  On Thursday, a potential storm will begin to move in. The model guidance has been quite bullish on the intensity of this storm, so an extended period of strong winds is possible as this storm slowly moves toward the East Coast and eventually offshore. As of now, temperatures appear to be warm enough for rain all day Thursday, but this is a low-confidence forecast and the chance for snow definitely exists.

Friday, Mar. 2:  The same storm potential exists for Friday as the center of this strong system begins to move offshore near the Northeast coast. Winds will remain strong and there is the possibility for wind gusts up to 50 mph, which run the risk of knocking out power. Again, there is the “potential,” which means it’s possible but not guaranteed. The model guidance becomes less accurate the farther out in time you go.

Saturday, Mar. 3:  On Saturday, we’ll likely still be talking about this storm as a complete pattern change takes place, which is the instigating factor of this storm. Rain and snow showers are possible as our storm stalls offshore. This storm will remain strong over the open ocean, and it may produce a strong fetch of wind that will create the threat of coastal flooding across the New England and Mid-Atlantic coasts.

Sunday, Mar. 4:  By Sunday, we’ll hopefully be done with this storm as it moves to the south and east. As of now, I forecast a mix of sun and clouds with very seasonable temperatures, but this forecast is subject to change.

Jackson Dill is a Wilton High School senior who started the website, Jackson’s Weather. His 7-day forecast will appear each Monday on GOOD Morning Wilton. Visit Jackson’s Weather to find out any changes in the forecast. You can also follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @JacksonsWeather for around-the-clock updates.