This Afternoon: A mixture of sun and clouds can be expected this afternoon and it will be mild with high temperatures between 45 and 50 Degrees.

Tonight: A mixture of clouds and stars can be expected tonight with low temperatures between 25 and 30 Degrees.

Tuesday: Tuesday is expected to feature generally partly sunny skies, however, it will be windy and slightly chillier as compared to today. High temperatures Tuesday will be between 40 and 45 Degrees. Northwest winds of 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph can be expected on Tuesday.

Wednesday: A sunny to partly sunny day is expected on Wednesday with high temperatures between 44 and 48 Degrees.

Thursday is expected to be a partly sunny day with high temperatures near 50 Degrees.

Friday: A strong low pressure system moving from the upper Great Lakes into Quebec, Canada will bring a showery, windy and mild day on Friday. Some of the showers could be heavy in intensity and it is not out of the question that we could have a rumble or two of thunder. High temperatures Friday will be between 55 and 59 Degrees. Southwest winds are expected to gust to 30 to 40 mph at times.

This Weekend & Beyond: This weekend’s weather looks generally sunny with high temperatures Saturday between 45 and 50 Degrees and high temperatures Sunday near 40 Degrees.

The weather for next week looks “interesting” as we may turn back to winter for a while just as we move towards the first day of Spring. There are strong signals in the weather data that suggest that we are going to have to watch for a possible coastal storm during the middle part of next week (March 20 or 21). Should this storm track close enough to us, it could bring accumulating snow to our area next Wednesday or next Thursday. Way too early to talk specifics and at this point, it is just something to keep an eye on.

For The Rest Of Today: An area of high pressure will provide quite a bit in the way of sunshine across Western and Central Mass the rest of today. High temperatures this afternoon will be between 42 and 47 Degrees.

1 To 3 Inches Of Snow & Sleet Accumulation Sunday Morning Changes To Freezing Rain & Rain Sunday Afternoon: Even though a strengthening area of low pressure will be passing well to our west on Sunday, there is expected to be enough cold air locked in so that Sunday is likely to be a very messy day in terms of snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain.

Snow and sleet will overspread Western and Central Mass between 6 and 8 am Sunday morning. It is likely that a period of heavy snow and sleet will occur between about 9 am and 1 pm Sunday before the precipitation changes to some light freezing rain during the early afternoon hours. A quick 1 to 3 inches of snow and sleet accumulation is expected Sunday morning.

During Sunday afternoon, expect a gradual changeover from light freezing rain to light rain. The exception will be across the northern Worcester Hills, the Berkshires and the hilltowns of Western Mass where light freezing rain may last through the entire afternoon.

All precipitation with this system will end by Sunday evening.

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.


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