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I continue to keep a very close eye on an area of low pressure that is now located near the outer banks of North Carolina. This storm system is very likely to become Tropical Storm Fay either later today or tonight. It is expected that this storm system will pass near the coasts of Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey on Friday before tracking across Southern New England as a 45 to 60 mph tropical storm on Friday night and Saturday morning. What does this mean for our weather? For Western & Central Mass, it means rain will overspread the area during Friday afternoon with rain, heavy at times, expected throughout Friday night and Saturday morning. The rain will come to an end by midday Saturday with gradual clearing expected during Saturday afternoon. 1 to 3 inches of total rainfall is expected depending on the exact track of this storm. This means that some urban and street flooding is possible. Flash flooding is possible should there be any prolonged heavy rain bands with this storm. In addition to the heavy rain, gusty east to southeast winds with wind gusts of up to 40 mph are expected late Friday afternoon and Friday night. For Coastal Southern New England, A heavy wind-swept rain is expected beginning Friday afternoon and continuing through Friday night and Saturday morning. Total rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are expected. In addition, east to southeast wind gusts of up to 50 to 60 mph are possible Friday afternoon and Friday night. Coastal flooding doesn’t look likely, but extremely rough surf and rip currents are likely Saturday through Sunday at all Southern New England beaches. So, if you’re headed to the beach this weekend, use extreme caution & if you should be caught in a rip current, remember to swim parallel to the shore. Gradual clearing is expected across coastal Southern New England during Saturday afternoon. Needless to say, I am watching this storm system closely and will have more updates as needed. Thank you for reading my latest forecast for Western and Central Mass. I do not charge for this information, but I am asking for donations to offset operating costs. All donations go to directly offsetting my costs of running Route 20 Weather which include (but not limited to) website hosting & bandwidth, subscriptions to weather data services, as well as electricity and broadband internet. Any amount that you can donate is truly appreciated! Donations can be made by PayPal using E-Mail address contact@route20weather.com or by going to https://www.route20weather.com/donate . If you would rather donate by check or money order, please e-mail me at contact@route20weather.com & I can send you my mailing address. Thank you again for your support of Route 20 Weather!

I am keeping a very close eye on the late week and weekend weather not only here in Western & Central Mass., but also across all of Southern New England as we may very well be dealing with a tropical storm. An area of disturbed weather now over the southeastern United States is expected to start developing along the South Carolina and North Carolina coastline by Wednesday into Thursday. It is possible that this system may strengthen into Tropical Storm Fay as it heads northward & passes near the the coasts of Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey on Friday and Friday night. It is possible that this system could come ashore across Southern New England as a 45-60 mph tropical storm during the day on Saturday. What does this mean for weather? For Western & Central Mass, it means a very rainy Friday night and Saturday with the possibility of wind gusts of up to 40 mph at times. For Coastal Southern New England, it isn't going to be a nice beach weekend at all!! I think, at this time, we are looking at heavy rain throughout Friday night and Saturday and windy conditions with wind gusts of up to 50-60 mph possible. Gradually improving weather is expected for Sunday. Needless to say, I am watching the weekend forecast extremely closely and I will have updates as needed. Thank you for reading my latest forecast for Western and Central Mass. I do not charge for this information, but I am asking for donations to offset operating costs. All donations go to directly offsetting my costs of running Route 20 Weather which include (but not limited to) website hosting & bandwidth, subscriptions to weather data services, as well as electricity and broadband internet. Any amount that you can donate is truly appreciated! Donations can be made by PayPal using E-Mail address contact@route20weather.com or by going to https://www.route20weather.com/donate . If you would rather donate by check or money order, please e-mail me at contact@route20weather.com & I can send you my mailing address. Thank you again for your support of Route 20 Weather!

A strong cold front is expected to cross Southern New England during Tuesday afternoon. A line of thunderstorms, some of them strong to possibly even severe, will accompany this front. At this point, it looks like a line of thunderstorms will cross Western Mass between about 3 pm and 5 pm Tuesday afternoon and then move across Central Mass between about 4 pm and 6 pm Tuesday. Heavy downpours, gusty winds and small hail are possible from thunderstorms and as I already mentioned, some of these storms will be on the strong to possibly severe side. Once the front moves through, the temperatures are expected to rapidly fall through the 40s and into the 30s during Tuesday evening. West to Northwest winds will also gust up to 30 to 40 mph at times during Tuesday evening. A sunny, cooler and windy day is then expected on Wednesday with high temperatures near 45 Degrees and west winds gusting up to 40 mph at times.


Forecast Radar Imagery For Tuesday Afternoon

Thank you for reading my latest forecast for Western and Central Mass. I do not charge for this information, but I am asking for donations to offset operating costs. All donations go to directly offsetting my costs of running Route 20 Weather which include (but not limited to) website hosting & bandwidth, subscriptions to weather data services, as well as electricity and broadband internet. Any amount that you can donate is truly appreciated! Donations can be made by PayPal using E-Mail address contact@route20weather.com or by going to https://www.route20weather.com/donate . If you would rather donate by check or money order, please e-mail me at contact@route20weather.com & I can send you my mailing address. Thank you again for your support of Route 20 Weather!

 

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