For This Afternoon: Plenty of sunshine is expected throughout this afternoon with cold and windy conditions expected. Temperatures this afternoon will be near 25 Degrees. West winds will gust up to 40 mph this afternoon. Tonight: Skies tonight will start out clear, but some increase in clouds are expected after midnight as a weak warm front passes by to our north. Low temperatures tonight will be between 10 and 15 Degrees. Wednesday: An area of high pressure will move to the east on Wednesday and this will set up a southerly wind flow over the area. This means that skies on Wednesday will be partly sunny and high temperatures will be between 40 and 45 Degrees. Wednesday Night: A frontal boundary is expected to push through the area during Wednesday evening and then stall just to our south. At the same time this is happening, some moisture will move along the northern end of the front reaching Western and Central Mass just before sunrise Thursday morning in the form of light snow. Low temperatures Wednesday night will be between 25 and 30 Degrees. Thursday: Moisture riding along the northern side of a frontal boundary will lead to light snow to fall throughout Thursday morning across much of, if not all of Western and Central Mass. The snow is expected to come to an end across the area by early afternoon Thursday. At this time, it appears that snowfall accumulations will be in the 1 to 2 inch range across the area during Thursday morning. Be aware that a majority of this snow is expected to occur during the Thursday morning commute leading to the potential for slow going on area roads due to slippery roads. High temperatures Thursday will be near 30 Degrees. Thursday Night: Much colder air will move back into the area for Thursday night under partly cloudy skies. Low temperatures Thursday night will be between Zero and 5 above zero. Friday: An area of high pressure will control the weather on Friday with sunny to partly sunny skies expected. High temperatures Friday will be near 20 Degrees. Saturday & Saturday Night: I am keeping a very close eye on a coastal storm system that’s expected to take shape off of the southeastern coast of the United States on Friday night and then head northeastward passing somewhere off of the New England coast on Saturday. There is a significant amount of uncertainty with the track of the low pressure system. On one end of the spectrum, some of the weather forecast guidance such as the GFS model shows a track well offshore of the New England leaving us with no snow at all. On the opposite end of the spectrum is the European model guidance forecasts a storm system that passes close enough to our area to give all of Western and Central Mass heavy amounts of snow during the day on Saturday. At this point, I’m disregarding the European model as I think it’s way too amplified and I’m also disregarding the complete miss to the south as shown by the GFS model. My thinking is that we may see a close enough track to bring some snow on Saturday with perhaps a couple of inches to a few inches of snowfall. I am keeping a close eye on this storm system and will have updates for you as needed. Sunday & Monday: Colder than average temperatures are expected to stick around for a while. This means that a mixture of sunshine and clouds is expected on Sunday with high temperatures near 30 Degrees. It should be noted though that the GFS model, which shows the complete miss by Saturday's storm, forecasts a follow up storm to bring us snow on Sunday instead. This is something that I'll be keeping an eye on, just in case.
Sunny skies are expected on Monday with high temperatures near 25 Degrees.