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For Tonight: Skies will start out clear to partly cloudy this evening with skies becoming cloudy by after midnight. Low temperatures will be near 35 Degrees. Winds will be West at 10 to 20 mph before midnight and West at 5 to 10 mph after midnight.

Easter Sunday: A northwesterly wind flow is expected to produce a mixture of sunshine and clouds throughout the day on Sunday. High temperatures will be near 55 Degrees. Winds will be West to Northwest at 10 to 20 mph.

Monday: A weak low pressure system is expected to pass well south of New England.

Skies during Monday will feature a mixture of sunshine and clouds and there could be some scattered showers around across areas south of the Mass Pike.

High temperatures will be between 45 and 50 Degrees. Winds will be East at 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday & Tuesday Night: An area of low pressure is expected to track from the Ohio Valley.

Rain from this low pressure system looks to overspread the entire area by Tuesday afternoon. The rain then looks to continue through Tuesday night across much of the area. The exception to this could be across the northern Worcester Hills and the Berkshires where the rain could change to snow during the late night hours of Tuesday night.

High temperatures Tuesday will be between 45 and 50 Degrees. Low temperatures Tuesday night will be near 35 Degrees.

A Strong Storm System Will Bring Rain & Wind Wednesday That May Change To A Pasty Wet Snow Wednesday Night & Thursday: It appears that a coastal storm system will develop during the day Wednesday along the Mid-Atlantic coast. This storm system is then expected to become a strong storm system as it slowly tracks to near the Cape by Thursday. Substantial amounts of rain with strong winds are expected Wednesday that could change to a pasty wet snow Wednesday night and continue through Thursday leading to heavy amounts of snow across the Worcester Hills and the Berkshires.

While the weather forecast guidance are in pretty good agreement with the evolution of the coastal storm, they are not in good agreement on how quickly this storm system will consolidate, organize and strengthen. On one hand, the GFS model shows a more delayed consolidation which would lead to a light to moderate snowfall. On the other hand, models such as the Canadian model and the European model looks a lot more consolidated and organized and this leads to a heavy snowfall that brings down trees and power lines for the area from the north side of Worcester northward through the northern Worcester Hills and a moderate snowfall elsewhere across the region.

At This Point, My Thinking Is To Go With a more conservative type forecast as a really heavy snowfall is tough to achieve in early April. Obviously it happens (e.g. April 6, 1982, March 31-April 1, 1997), but more often that not, these early April snowfalls fail to really produce.

Rain looks to occur across the entire area during a large part of Wednesday. Some snow may mix in with the rain during Wednesday afternoon across the northern Worcester Hills and the Berkshires. Overall, no weather issues are anticipated during the day Wednesday.

As we get into Wednesday night, the weather looks to potentially change drastically as the rain changes to snow everywhere across the region. The changeover from rain to snow looks to first occur across areas north of the Mass Pike and across the Berkshires during the evening. As we get into the after midnight hours of Wednesday night, areas near and south of the Mass Pike looks to change from rain to snow. The exception to all of this looks to be the Connecticut River Valley/I-91 corridor where the precipitation could stay as all rain all night long.

Snow then potentially continues through the day on Thursday across much of the area. The exception once again could be the Connecticut River Valley/I-91 corridor where rain or a rain-snow mix may persist through Thursday.

In addition to the rain and snow, there is also the potential for quite a bit of wind to occur with this storm. These windy conditions combined with the wet and heavy snow could lead to issues with downed trees and power lines.

The area that looks to have the highest chance of a heavy pasty amount of snow looks to be from about the north side of Worcester northward through the northern Worcester Hills and also the Berkshires. Other areas of Central Mass may end up with a light to moderate amount of wet snow. The Connecticut River Valley could end up with very little, if any snow.

This is DEFINITELY a storm that is going to have to be watched very closely in the coming days.

Temperatures on Wednesday will be between 35 and 40 Degrees. Temperatures on Wednesday night looks to fall back to near 30 Degrees. Temperatures on Thursday look to remain in the 30s.


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For Tonight: The low pressure system that brought 1 to 2 inches of rain to the area yesterday will continue to move away tonight.

This means that clear skies can be expected tonight with low temperatures near 30 Degrees. It will continue to be windy throughout tonight with West to Northwest winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40-45 mph.

Saturday: A sunny day is expected on Saturday with high temperatures between 50 and 55 Degrees. Winds will be West to Northwest at 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

Saturday Night: A quick moving low pressure system is expected to pass well south of New England during Saturday night.

Skies on Saturday night are expected to be partly cloudy and there may be a very spotty and 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.

Easter Sunday: A very isolated snow flurry is possible first thing in the morning. Other than that, skies during Sunday will feature a mixture of sunshine and clouds. High temperatures will be between 51 and 56 Degrees. Winds will be West to Northwest at 10 to 20 mph.

Monday: A mixture of sunshine and clouds can be expected during Monday. It’s possible that some scattered showers could occur across areas south of the Mass Pike as another low pressure system passes well south of the area.

High temperatures will be near 55 Degrees.

Tuesday: The weather gradually turns more unsettled during Tuesday as a low pressure system approaches the area from the Ohio Valley.

Skies will be cloudy on Tuesday with rain overspreading the area during the afternoon. High temperatures will be between 45 and 50 Degrees.

A Significant Storm System Has The Potential To Bring Rain, Snow & Wind From Wednesday Through Thursday: A strong storm system is expected to develop near the Mid-Atlantic coast during Wednesday and then crawl northeastward to near the Cape by Thursday. All of the major weather forecast models agree on the evolution of this storm system

Accompanying this storm looks to be an influx of an anomalous amount of cold air and this is something that’s going to have to be watched VERY closely as it could mean an early Spring snowstorm across parts of Western and Central Mass late Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday night and Thursday. That said, the amount of snow that occurs is going to highly depend on the exact track, speed and strength of this storm system.

For now, I think that we’ll probably start out as rain during Wednesday morning that changes to snow during Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday evening across the Worcester Hills and the Berkshires. Meanwhile, the Connecticut River Valley and areas south of the Mass Pike looks to remain as rain during Wednesday afternoon.

During Wednesday night, there is the potential for a change to snow everywhere across Western and Central Mass. This snow looks to continue through Thursday.

In addition to the rain and snow, there is also the potential for quite a bit of wind to occur with this storm. These windy conditions combined with the wet and heavy snow could lead to issues with downed trees and power lines.

The area that looks to have the highest chance of heavy amounts of snow looks to be across the northern Worcester Hills and the Berkshires. The areas that are lower in elevation, especially the Connecticut River Valley, may end up with much lower amounts of snow.

This is DEFINITELY a storm that is going to have to be watched very closely in the coming days.

Temperatures on Wednesday will be between 35 and 40 Degrees. Temperatures on Wednesday night looks to fall back to near 30 Degrees. Temperatures on Thursday look to remain in the 30s.


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For Tonight: Cloudy skies with areas of drizzle at times can be expected throughout tonight. Given that temperatures will fall back into the lower 30s by midnight and beyond, the possibility of some spotty areas of freezing drizzle is a possibility leading to some isolated spotty slick spots on roads.

Low temperatures will be between 30 and 35 Degrees. Winds will be Northeast at 7 to 14 mph.

Wednesday: A cloudy day is expected throughout the day, but overall it looks dry, except for some areas of drizzle. That said, some scattered showers are possible late in the day across Western Mass.

High temperatures will be near 50 Degrees. Winds will be North at 5 to 10 mph in the morning and Southeast at 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night: Yet another low pressure system will make its trek up the East Coast of the United States during Wednesday night and Thursday.

The coverage of shower activity will increase during Wednesday evening with steady rain overspreading the entire area well after midnight Wednesday night.

Low temperatures will be near 40 Degrees. Winds will be South at 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday: Rain is expected throughout the day on Thursday and the rain may be heavy at times, especially during the morning.

This storm system has the potential to bring another 1 to 2 inches of rain, especially across Central Mass. This additional rainfall will need to be watched closely as it could lead to flood issues on small rivers, streams and brooks, especially given that they are already running high after Saturday’s heavy rainfall event. In addition, poor drainage and urban flooding is expected.

High temperatures will be near 50 Degrees. Winds will be North at 5 to 10 mph.

Friday: I think that clouds will hang on throughout the morning with perhaps some partial sunshine occurring during the afternoon. High temperatures will be near 50 Degrees.

This Weekend: Partly sunny skies are expected on both Saturday and Sunday. High temperatures on Saturday will be near 50 Degrees. High temperatures on Sunday will be near 55 Degrees.


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