For This Afternoon & Tonight: An area of low pressure is expected to move along a frontal boundary and pass to the southeast of Nantucket by this evening before passing south of Atlantic Canada later tonight. It looks like it wont be until late this afternoon until a somewhat steady light snow begins to overspreads Western and Central Mass. With that said, don’t be surprised to see some snowflakes in the air from time to time this afternoon. A steady light snow is expected throughout this evening across all of Western and Central Mass. This snow is expected to come to an end first across Western Mass by midnight and then across Central Mass around 1-2 am or so. Our forecast snowfall accumulation map can be found below. It should be noted that there’s a very low chance for an isolated 3 or 4 inch snowfall amount in the Worcester Hills – this is not expected, but it’s something to keep an eye on. A majority of, if not all of, the snow accumulation is expected between about 5 pm this afternoon and midnight tonight. Roads across the region this evening should be okay given that the snowfall rate will be light and that many roads will just be wet due to road treatments. It should be noted though that some slippery roads are possible on those sparsely traveled secondary roads in the Worcester Hills. Temperatures this afternoon will be near 35 Degrees. Low temperatures tonight will be near 25 Degrees.
Thursday: A partly sunny, but cold day is expected on Thursday with high temperatures near 35 Degrees. Friday Through Saturday: A southerly wind flow is expected to set up well ahead of a frontal system during the day on Friday. A cloudy day is expected on Friday and there could be a snow shower or two during the morning. High temperatures Friday afternoon will be near 45 Degrees. On Friday night, that southwesterly wind flow will continue across the region leading to temperatures to only fall into the mid 30s. In addition, skies will be cloudy on Friday night and some scattered rain showers are possible late Friday night. Saturday is expected to be a very mild day with on and off rain showers expected. High temperatures Saturday will be between 60 and 65 Degrees. Saturday Night & Sunday: A robust cold front is expected to push across the area late Saturday night into Sunday morning. Heavy showers and maybe a thunderstorm or two is expected to accompany the front late Saturday night into early Sunday morning. Temperatures are expected to fall from the 50s during Saturday evening to the 30s by late Saturday night once that front moves through. That front will move off to the east during the day on Sunday with increasing sunshine expected by afternoon. High temperatures on Sunday will be near 40 Degrees. Monday Through Next Wednesday: An area of high pressure is expected to build into the area for the first half of next week bringing with it a stretch of dry and quiet weather. Monday and Tuesday are both expected to be sunny with high temperatures between 45 and 50 Degrees. Some increase in cloudiness is expected for next Wednesday as that high pressure system relents and allows a frontal system to approach from the west. High temperatures next Wednesday will be near 45 Degrees.