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For The Rest Of Today: A frontal boundary will be positioned near the south coast of New England throughout the rest of today. At the same time this is happening, an area of low pressure will move along the front this afternoon. This all means that periods of drizzle and light rain with areas of fog will continue the rest of this morning. A steady rain is expected throughout this afternoon. High temperatures today will be near 40 Degrees. Tonight: That low pressure system will move away tonight with drier air moving in. Any leftover rain will come to an end early this evening with cloudy skies expected throughout the rest of this evening. Clearing skies are then expected after midnight tonight. Low temperatures tonight will be between 25 and 30 Degrees. Wednesday: An area of high pressure will build across the region on Wednesday. Partly sunny skies are expected throughout Wednesday with high temperatures near 40 Degrees. Wednesday Night & Thursday:Another round of snow to ice and then to rain is expected from about midnight Wednesday night through part of the day on Thursday. An area of low pressure is expected to move northeastward from the Mid-Atlantic states on Wednesday night to across southern New England on Thursday morning. Snow will initially overspread Western and Central Mass by about midnight Wednesday night. It is then expected to snow for a few hours late Wednesday night before milder air pushes northward and changes the snow to a sleet and freezing rain mix around dawn Thursday morning. A changeover to all rain is then expected just after sunrise Thursday morning across the Connecticut River Valley and the Blackstone Valley. Meanwhile, across the Hilltowns of Western Mass, the Berkshires and the Worcester Hills, freezing rain is expected to continue for a while Thursday morning before it changes to all rain late Thursday morning. The rain will come to an end around midday Thursday with cloudy skies and scattered rain showers expected during Thursday afternoon. Snowfall amounts Wednesday night will range from around one inch across the Connecticut River Valley and the Blackstone Valley to around 2 inches of snow accumulation across the Hilltowns of Western Mass, the Berkshires and the Worcester Hills. Low temperatures Wednesday night will be near 30 Degrees. High temperatures Thursday will be between 40 and 45 Degrees. Friday Through Sunday: Another high pressure system will build into the area for Friday and Saturday bringing some very cold temperatures. Friday is expected to be sunny to partly sunny with high temperatures near 25 Degrees. Friday night will be clear and very cold with low temperatures between 4 above zero and 4 below zero. Saturday is expected to be partly sunny and cold with high temperatures near 25 Degrees. That high pressure system will move offshore by Sunday and a milder southwesterly wind flow will kick in. This means that skies on Sunday will be partly sunny and high temperatures will be near 40 Degrees. 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!

For This Afternoon: Varying amounts of cloud cover can be expected this afternoon and there will be some intermittent very light snow from time to time. Little or no snow accumulation is expected. High temperatures this afternoon will be near 35 Degrees.

Tonight Through Monday: An area of low pressure is expected to move from the Great Lakes tonight into southeastern Canada on Monday. A warm front is expected to push across southern New England late tonight with a cold front moving through late Monday.

This all means that a mixture of rain and snow is expected in the lower elevations and valleys of Western and Central Mass and snow is expected across the higher elevations of Western and Central Mass starting between about 1 am and 3 am tonight. The rain-snow mix in the lower elevations and all snow in the higher elevations is expected to continue through Monday morning before changing to rain everywhere across Western and Central Mass during Monday afternoon.

Snow amounts late tonight through Monday morning will range from a dusting in the valleys and lower elevations of Western and Central Mass, such as the Pioneer Valley of Western Mass and the Blackstone Valley of Central Mass to 1 to perhaps 2 inches of snow accumulation in the higher elevations of Western and Central Mass, such as the Worcester Hills and the Berkshires.

Low temperatures tonight will be between 30 and 35 Degrees. High temperatures Monday will be between 40 and 45 Degrees.

Monday Night: Any leftover rain will end early Monday evening and the rest of Monday night is expected to be cloudy. Low temperatures Monday night will be near 30 Degrees.

Tuesday: A weak area of low pressure is expected to pass near the south coast of New England during Tuesday. This weather system will bring a mixture of light snow and rain to the region on Tuesday morning with cloudy skies expected during Tuesday afternoon. High temperatures Tuesday will be near 40 Degrees.

Wednesday: An area of high pressure will control our weather throughout Wednesday. This means that partly sunny skies are expected with high temperatures between 40 and 45 Degrees.

Wednesday Night Through Thursday: An area of low pressure is expected to head northeastward towards our area on Wednesday night and Thursday. There are a considerable amount of questions as to the exact track this storm will take and what effects it will have on our weather.

Some of the weather forecast guidance shows a track across northern New England, which would mean yet another quick snow to rain event late Wednesday night through Thursday. Other weather forecast guidance, however, shows a storm track near the south coast of New England, which would mean mostly all snow late Wednesday night and Thursday.

My thinking right now is somewhere in the middle of these two ideas. This would mean a storm track across central New England. So, snow should overspread Western and Central Mass late Wednesday night and then quickly change to freezing rain and sleet around sunrise Thursday morning. A mixture of freezing rain and sleet is then expected to continue during Thursday morning before changing to all rain by Thursday afternoon. The rain is then expected to end by Thursday evening.

Friday: Another high pressure system will build into the area for Friday bringing partly sunny skies and cold temperatures. High temperatures Friday will be between 25 and 30 Degrees.

Thank you for reading my latest forecast for Western and Central Mass.

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This Afternoon: Drizzle with areas of freezing drizzle will continue this afternoon across Western and Central Mass. Continue to use caution, especially on untreated roads, sidewalks and parking lots as these may still be quite icy. The main roads, however, will be fine for travel with wet roads expected. Temperatures this afternoon will hold steady in the low to mid 30s.

Rain, Heavy At Times, Expected Late Tonight Through Friday Morning: Drizzle with areas of freezing drizzle will likely continue this evening.

Rain is then expected to overspread Western and Central Mass between about midnight and 2 am tonight. The rain will become heavy at times late tonight. It is possible that the northern Worcester Hills may see some freezing rain for a while as temperatures will hover near freezing all night long there. Elsewhere across Western and Central Mass, temperatures will be in the mid to upper 30s.

On Friday morning, the rain is expected to continue and it will be heavy at times. In fact, there is the possibility for a rumble or two of thunder during Friday morning. Temperatures on Friday morning will rise through the 40s to possibly near 50 Degrees.

Friday Afternoon & Friday Night: It now looks like drier air will rapidly move in during Friday afternoon. This will shut off the precipitation before the colder air makes it into the area. This all means that rain will end during early Friday afternoon & then there is the possibility for a few snow showers later Friday afternoon and Friday evening across the Berkshires and the northern Worcester Hills.

It is also expected to be windy on Friday afternoon and Friday night with West winds gusting up to 30 to 40 mph at times.

Temperatures on Friday afternoon will fall through the 40s and into the 30s. Low temperatures Friday night will be between 15 and 20 Degrees.

This Weekend: Saturday will be sunny with high temperatures between 25 and 30 Degrees.

Clear skies are expected on Saturday night with low temperatures near 10 Degrees.

Sunday will be cloudy and there will be some scattered snow showers during the afternoon. High temperatures Sunday will be near 35 Degrees.

Thank you for reading my latest forecast for Western and Central Mass.

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