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Plenty of sunshine is expected to continue This Afternoon across Western and Central Mass. Temperatures this afternoon will be in the upper 30s to low 40s. After clear skies this evening, clouds will be on the increase after midnight Tonight. Low temperatures tonight will be near 25 Degrees. It looks like 2 storms this coming week will bring accumulating snow to Western and Central Mass. Storm # 1 For Monday Afternoon & Monday Night: It looks likely that accumulating snow will occur across much of Western & Central Mass on Monday Afternoon & Monday Night. An area of low pressure is expected to move from the North Carolina and Virginia coast Monday afternoon to near Nantucket during Monday night. Snow will overspread the entire area during the early afternoon hours of Monday. I do think that rain will mix in with the snow across the lower elevations during Monday afternoon while mostly all snow occurs across the higher elevations, especially the Berkshires and the northern Worcester Hills. A snow-rain mixture is expected to continue across the lower elevations of Western and Central Mass with mostly all snow continuing across the higher elevations on Monday night. This storm will come to an end early Tuesday morning. My latest forecast snow accumulation map for Monday afternoon and Monday night can be found below. It should be noted that this is expected to be a heavy, wet snow & tree branches and power lines will likely be sagged down by the wet snow. This means that some tree damage and some power outages are possible in the higher elevations, especially the northern Worcester Hills and the Berkshires.


Storm #2 For Wednesday & Wednesday Night:After a brief break on Tuesday, yet another coastal storm is expected to affect the region on Wednesday and Wednesday night. Precipitation in the form of rain except a snow-rain mix across the higher elevations will overspread the area during the mid-morning hours of Wednesday. It is possible that the precipitation will gradually change to all snow across the higher elevations with a rain-snow mix over the lower elevations during Wednesday afternoon. Snow over the higher elevations with a rain-snow mix over the lower elevations is expected to continue through Wednesday night before ending early Thursday morning. Even though it is too early to pinpoint exact snow amounts for Wednesday and Wednesday night, early indications are that 1 to 3 inches of snow are possible across the lower elevations with perhaps 2 to 4 inches or even 3 to 6 inches of snow possible across the higher elevations. 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!

Plenty of sunshine is expected for This Afternoon with temperatures in the mid 40s. A gusty north to northwest wind will make it feel colder though with wind chill temperatures in the 30s expected. Clear skies are expected Tonight with low temperatures between 20 and 25 Degrees. Lots of sunshine is expected on Sunday with much less wind. High temperatures Sunday will be between 40 and 45 Degrees. Accumulating Snow Expected Monday Afternoon & Monday Night Across Western & Central Mass: It looks likely that accumulating snow will occur across much of Western & Central Mass on Monday Afternoon & Monday Night. The weather setup for this snowfall will be an area of high pressure located over Nova Scotia, which will help to lock in colder air over the area. At the same time this is happening, a strengthening area of low pressure will track from near the New Jersey coast on Monday afternoon to near Nantucket later Monday night. Snow will overspread Western and Central Mass by early Monday afternoon and then continue throughout the afternoon on Monday. The snow will then continue into Monday night before coming to an end late Monday night. I do think that rain will mix in with the snow at times across the lower elevations of Western and Central Mass while all snow occurs in the Worcester Hills, the Hilltowns of Western Mass and the Berkshires. My forecast snow accumulation map for Monday afternoon and Monday night can be found below. It should be noted that this is expected to be a heavy, wet snow & tree branches and power lines will likely be sagged down by the wet snow. This means that some tree damage and some power outages are possible, especially in the higher elevations.


If that wasn’t enough, I’m watching the possibility of another coastal storm for Wednesday. At this point, it is way too early to pinpoint details, but there is the possibility that a snow-rain mix could occur in the low elevations with a wet accumulating snow possibly occurring in the higher elevations during the day on Wednesday. It’s something to certainly keep an eye on & I will keep you updated 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!

Cloudy skies are expected This Afternoon with temperatures in the mid to upper 40s. Skies will be cloudy Tonight and there will be some scattered shower activity after midnight as a much warmer air mass begins to move into the area. Low temperatures tonight will be near 40 Degrees. A warm and humid day is expected onFridaywith high temperatures of near 70 Degrees. In addition to this, a cold front is expected to push across the region late in the afternoon on Friday. The combination of the warm & humid air, forcing from the cold front and some low-level wind shear will lead to scattered thunderstorms first across Western Mass during the late afternoon hours and then across Central Mass during early Friday evening. A couple of the thunderstorms may be on the strong to severe side with strong wind gusts & this is something that I will be keeping a very close eye on. Right now, it looks like scattered thunderstorms, a couple of which may be strong to severe, will affect Western Mass between about 4 pm and 6 pm Friday and then Central Mass between about 6 pm and 8 pm Friday. Turning To This Weekend – Both Saturday and Sunday look sunny. High temperatures Saturday will be near 45 Degrees. High temperatures Sunday will be between 40 and 45 Degrees. The other thing that I am keeping a close eye on is the possibility of accumulating snow on Monday Night. An area of low pressure is expected to pass near the south coast of New England during Monday night. There is expected to be just enough cold air around for the precipitation to fall in the form of snow across all of Western and Central Mass. So, it appears that snow will develop across Western and Central Mass during Monday Evening & then continue throughout Monday night. The snow will come to an end by about sunrise Tuesday morning. Possible snow accumulations on Monday night are really tough to pin down at this point as it depends on the exact track of the low pressure system & how much moisture pushes through. I will say that I think that it is quite possible that there will be enough snow to shovel & plow. I am keeping close tabs on this possible snowfall for Monday night & will update you 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!

 

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