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First Things First - As always, I would like to thank you for your continued support. If it were not for you, I would not be able to do a job that I love so very much – forecasting the weather for Western and Central Mass. Please help us alleviate the costs required for producing these weather forecasts for Western and Central Mass by donating. Thank you so much in advance!! MAKE A DONATION TO SUPPORT ROUTE 20 WEATHER - https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Route20Weather?locale.x=en_US I Also Accept Donations Through Venmo. My Venmo Link Is - https://account.venmo.com/u/Robert-Lightbown Now, for the latest weather forecast: For This Afternoon: More clouds than sunshine is expected throughout the rest of this afternoon. In addition, a couple of rain showers are possible across the region.

Temperatures will be near 50 Degrees. Winds will be West at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight: Generally cloudy skies are expected tonight and an isolated passing rain or snow shower is possible this evening.

Low temperatures will be between 30 and 35 Degrees. Winds will be West at 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday: Generally a mixture of sunshine and clouds can be expected throughout Tuesday. Some passing isolated rain showers are possible during the afternoon.

High temperatures will be near 40 Degrees. Winds will be Northwest at 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night & Wednesday: An inverted trough of low pressure is still expected to set up near eastern parts of Mass Tuesday night and Wednesday with this trough possibly nudging its way into parts of Central Mass by late Tuesday night.

It looks likely that there could be enough lift from this inverted trough to produce some light snow that initially sets up across eastern Mass during Tuesday night and then tries to push westward into Central Mass just before sunrise on Wednesday morning. A few hours of light snow is then possible across Central Mass during Wednesday morning before the snow ends by early Wednesday afternoon.

It should be pointed out that not all of the weather forecast guidance are showing this period of light snow Wednesday morning and thus the uncertainty as to whether it will snow or not is high.

At this point, I definitely think that skies will be cloudy throughout Tuesday night and Wednesday across all of Western and Central Mass. In addition, some light snow looks to possibly overspread much of Central Mass by about sunrise Wednesday morning. This light snow then looks to continue through Wednesday morning before ending around midday Wednesday. Any snow accumulations across Central Mass look to be well below one inch and more than likely a light dusting.

As for Western Mass, I still think that conditions should be snow-free Tuesday night and Wednesday, but cloudy.

Low temperatures Tuesday night will be between 25 and 30 Degrees. High temperatures Wednesday will be near 35 Degrees. Winds Tuesday night will be North at 5 to 10 mph. Winds Wednesday will be North at 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday Through Saturday: Dry and quiet weather is expected from Thursday through Saturday.

Thursday will be partly sunny with high temperatures near 35 Degrees.

Friday and Saturday both look to feature a mixture of sunshine and clouds. High temperatures Friday will be between 40 and 45 Degrees. High temperatures Saturday will be near 50 Degrees.

A Windy Rain Storm Is Possible On Sunday & Sunday Night: A pretty strong frontal system is expected to push through the area during Sunday and Sunday night. Rain, which will likely be heavy at times, is expected with this front. In addition, this could bring some pretty gusty southerly winds during Sunday and Sunday night.

So, rain, which may be heavy at times, is expected throughout the day on Sunday and throughout the night on Sunday night. It also looks windy on Sunday and Sunday night with southerly winds gusting up to 30-40 mph at times. Rainfall totals on Sunday and Sunday night may amount to 1 to 2 inches across the entire area.

Temperatures during Sunday and Sunday night will be in the 50s.

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For Tonight: Rain is expected to continue across the entire area through midnight tonight before it comes to an end shortly after midnight. It should be noted that the rain will mix with and even briefly change to wet snow at times this evening across the northern Worcester Hills. Any snow accumulations across the northern Worcester Hill will be a dusting at the very most over mainly grassy and non-pavement surfaces. Temperatures tonight will hold steady between 35 and 40 Degrees. Winds will be East to Northeast at 10 to 20 mph before midnight and Northwest at 10 to 20 mph after midnight. Monday: Generally cloudy skies are expected during Monday and it’s possible that a few rain showers could move through during the afternoon. High temperatures will be near 45 Degrees. Winds will be Northwest at 10 to 20 mph. Monday Night: Cloudy skies are expected during Monday night and there’s the possibility for an isolated snow flurry or two. Low temperatures will be between 30 and 35 Degrees. Winds will be West to Northwest at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday: A northwesterly wind flow will remain in place across the region during Tuesday. At the same time, enough instability in the atmosphere will lead to more clouds than sunshine during Tuesday. High temperatures will be near 40 Degrees. Winds will be Northwest at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday Night & Wednesday: An inverted trough of low pressure looks to set up off of the south coast of New England during Tuesday night and Wednesday. This trough could produce the development of some light snow, which first overspreads areas inside of I-495 and then possibly backs to the west. The big unknown right now is how far west will this light snow push into Central Mass or even Western Mass. The higher resolution weather forecast guidance seems to hint at light snow overspreading much of Central Mass from east to west well after midnight Tuesday night and continuing across Central Mass during Wednesday morning. In fact, there are hints that this light snow could push into Western Mass during the morning on Wednesday. That said, the slightly more coarse global weather forecast keeps any light snow confined to areas inside of I-495. At this point, I’m going with cloudy skies during Tuesday night and Wednesday morning across the entire area. In addition, periods of light snow are possible across Central Mass during the period from about just after midnight Tuesday night through Wednesday morning. Any snow accumulations across Central Mass should be one inch or less. Across Western Mass, I think that the light snow should stay to the east, but it’ll be cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. As we get into Wednesday afternoon, skies look to become partly sunny. Low temperatures Tuesday night will be near 25 Degrees. High temperatures Wednesday will be near 35 Degrees. Wednesday Night & Thursday: Clear to partly cloudy skies are expected on Wednesday night with low temperatures near 20 Degrees. A partly sunny day is expected on Thursday with high temperatures between 30 and 35 Degrees. Friday Through Next Monday: An area of high pressure is expected to be in place to the east of Southern New England throughout Friday and Saturday. This will set up a southwesterly wind flow across the region leading to some slightly milder temperatures across the area. Friday is expected to be sunny to partly sunny with high temperatures between 40 and 45 Degrees. Cloudy skies are expected for Saturday with high temperatures between 45 and 50 Degrees. A strong low pressure system is expected to push through New England from late next Sunday into next Monday. At this time, it appears we will be on the milder side of this storm and because of that, rain is possible from next Sunday afternoon through next Monday. Temperatures from next Sunday through next Monday will be in the 50s.

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For Tonight: A frontal system is expected to push through the region this evening. This means that skies tonight will be cloudy and there will be a continuation of rain showers this evening. As we get into the after midnight hours, I expect areas of drizzle and perhaps a few stray leftover rain showers around. Low temperatures will be between 35 and 40 Degrees. Winds will be South at 5 to 10 mph. Saturday & Saturday Night: Moisture will linger across the region during Saturday and Saturday night and because of this, skies will be cloudy throughout the day on Saturday. Skies will remain cloudy right through Saturday night. High temperatures Saturday will be will be between 50 and 55 Degrees. Low temperatures on Saturday night will be between 35 and 40 Degrees. Winds Saturday will be Southwest at 5 to 10 mph. Winds on Saturday night will be West to Northwest at 5 to 10 mph. Sunday Through Monday: A couple of low pressure systems are expected to pass near the coast of Southern New England. The first low pressure system should pass through during Sunday afternoon and the second low pressure system moving through on Sunday night and Monday morning. Sunday should be mild enough so that the precipitation will be all rain across the entire area. This rain looks to occur from about mid-morning Sunday through Sunday afternoon. High temperatures Sunday will be between 40 and 45 Degrees. Winds will be Northeast at 10 to 20 mph. As we get into Sunday night and Monday, there is going to be a race between precipitation moving out and colder air moving in from the north. At this point, I think the colder air will arrive after the precipitation ends late Sunday night. This means that the precipitation type on Sunday night should remain as rain and any snow will occur well to the north across central and northern parts of Vermont and New Hampshire. This all means that rain will continue through all of Sunday night and temperatures will be around 40 Degrees. Rain ends early Monday morning with a mixture of sunshine and clouds expected during the daytime hours of Monday. High temperatures will be near 45 Degrees. Tuesday through Thursday: A weak area of high pressure is expected to control the weather during the middle part of next week. Generally partly sunny skies are expected during Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. High temperatures during Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will be between 35 and 40 Degrees.

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