For The Rest Of Today: A trough of low pressure positioned over the northeastern United States will produce another cold day across Western and Central Mass. High temperatures this afternoon will be between 24 and 29 Degrees. Westerly wind gusts of
20 to 30 mph this afternoon will lead to wind chill temperatures in the single numbers.
A mixture of sunshine and clouds can be expected for the remainder of today and it appears there may be enough moisture around that helps to produce a few brief snow showers during the mid and late afternoon hours.
Tonight: Any leftover snow showers will end early this evening leaving the area with mainly clear skies and diminishing winds tonight. These conditions combined with a snowpack will help to cause temperatures to bottom out between 5 and 10 Degrees.
Friday: A partly sunny day is expected on Friday with high temperatures near 35 Degrees.
Saturday: Saturday is expected to feature partly sunny skies with high temperatures between 39 and 44 Degrees.
Snow To Ice To Rain Expected On Sunday: A strengthening area of low pressure is expected to move into the upper Great Lakes late this weekend. A frontal system attached to this storm system will push across New England Sunday and since we are going to be on the mild side of this storm, it appears that a sloppy mess of snow to start that changes to freezing rain and then rain can be expected.
Snow will overspread Western and Central Mass between 5 and 8 am Sunday morning with the snow continuing for a few hours Sunday morning with accumulations of 1 to 3 inches possible before it changes to freezing rain and sleet during the mid and late morning hours of Sunday. At this point, a change to rain looks possible during Sunday afternoon, however, this is somewhat uncertain as I have concerns that a second low pressure system may try to develop on the front as it passes New England. Should this happen, it could try to lock in the colder air near the surface, especially in the Worcester Hills, the upper Pioneer Valley and the hilltowns of Western Mass causing the precipitation not to change to all rain and instead stay as sleet and freezing rain during Sunday afternoon.
High temperatures Sunday will be in the mid and upper 30s. Again, should the colder air win out, then these temps may end up being too warm and some areas may not rise above freezing on Sunday.
All of the precipitation with this storm will come to an end during Sunday evening.