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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!

An area of low pressure is expected to track near the South Coast of New England tonight bringing with it a round of accumulating snow, especially between midnight tonight and daybreak on Saturday morning. Precipitation initially in the form of rain across the valleys of Western and Central Mass & a rain-snow mix across the higher elevations will move in between 9 pm and midnight tonight. Once the precipitation begins, temperatures are expected to quickly fall to near freezing causing the precipitation to change to all snow across the entire area around or just after midnight tonight. A period of moderate to heavy snow is then expected with snowfall rates of 1 inch per hour are expected between about midnight tonight and daybreak Saturday morning. A majority of the snow accumulation will be on grassy and non-pavement surfaces, however, some accumulation of wet heavy snow is possible on roads if the snow comes down hard enough late tonight. The snow is expected to continue through part of Saturday morning before coming to an end just before midday Saturday. There are no changes to my thinking regarding snow accumulations for tonight and Saturday morning – The highest snow amounts of 4 to 6 inches are expected across the Worcester Hills, the Berkshires and the Hilltowns of Western Mass. Across the lower elevations, such as the Pioneer Valley of Western Mass & the Blackstone Valley of Central Mass, 2 to 4 inches of snow accumulation is expected. Be aware that scattered power outages are possible across the Worcester Hills, the Berkshires and the Hilltowns of Western Mass as more than 4 inches of heavy wet snow is expected.



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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