For Tonight: Leftover clouds and scattered snow showers early this evening will give way to clear to partly cloudy skies during the overnight hours of tonight. Low temperatures will be between 20 and 25 Degrees. Winds will be Northwest at 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Monday: Monday will be “the calm before the snow” across the entire area with sunny skies to start the day. An increase in the clouds is expected during the afternoon, however, any snow will hold off until Monday evening. High temperatures will be near 35 Degrees. Winds will be North at 5 to 10 mph. A 4 To 6 Inch Snowfall Is Expected From Monday Night Through Tuesday: An area of low pressure is expected to take shape near the Mid-Atlantic coast during Monday night and then track east-northeastward passing south of New England during Tuesday. The track and relatively quick forward speed of this storm system is such that this WILL NOT be a major, blockbuster type snowstorm. Instead, it appears that we should see enough snow to plow and shovel during Monday night and Tuesday. Snow will begin first across Western Mass by about 10 pm Monday evening and then overspread Central Mass by about 11 pm to midnight or so. Snow will then continue through the after midnight hours of Monday night right through the day on Tuesday. The snow will come to an end during Tuesday evening. As for snow totals, my forecast map for this upcoming storm is attached to this post, but in general it appears that 4 to 6 inches of snow can be expected across much of the area. The exception will be across the Berkshires where 6 to 8 inches of snow accumulation can be expected. Low temperatures Monday night will be near 25 Degrees. High temperatures Tuesday will be near 35 Degrees. Low temperatures Tuesday night will be near 25 Degrees. Winds on Monday night will be East at 10 to 20 mph. Winds on Tuesday will be Northeast at 10 to 20 mph. Winds on Tuesday night will be North at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday Through Thursday: An area of high pressure will move across the region during Wednesday bringing with it partly sunny skies. High temperatures will be near 45 Degrees. An area of low pressure is expected to push across northern New England on Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Skies on Wednesday night will become cloudy during the evening with rain showers expected to overspread the region towards morning. Low temperatures will be between 30 and 35 Degrees. Thursday looks to be a cloudy day with periods of rain expected. High temperatures will be between 45 and 50 Degrees. Another Winter Storm Threat From Friday Afternoon To Saturday Morning: It’s going to be a busy week for me in terms of tracking not only the snow for Monday night through Tuesday, but also the potential for a impactful winter storm that looks possible starting on Friday afternoon and continuing through Friday night and Saturday morning. A strong and rather robust low pressure system is expected to track northeastward from the southern United States later this coming week reaching the Mid-Atlantic coast on Friday evening. The track of this low pressure system in relation geographically is going to be important in determining whether this system brings us a significant snowstorm, a mix of snow and ice or nothing at all. This sort of uncertainty for a storm that’s still 5-6 days away is pretty typical. That said, general model consensus at this point is for a general 4 to 8 inch snowfall. For those that need to plan this early out, it appears that this storm will probably begin around midday Friday and then continue through Friday afternoon, Friday night and Saturday morning before ending by midday Saturday. I will be keeping very close tabs on the progress of the late week storm and will have updates for you in the coming days. Thank You: As always, I thank you for your continued support. If it were not for you, I would not be able to do a job that I love so very much – forecasting the weather for Western and Central Mass. Please help us alleviate the costs required for producing these weather forecasts for Western and Central Mass by donating. Thank you so much in advance!! MAKE A DONATION TO SUPPORT ROUTE 20 WEATHER- https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Route20Weather?locale.x=en_US I Also Accept Donations Through Venmo. My Venmo Id is @Robert-Lightbown