Cloudy skies are expected This Afternoon with temperatures in the mid to upper 40s. Skies will be cloudy Tonight and there will be some scattered shower activity after midnight as a much warmer air mass begins to move into the area. Low temperatures tonight will be near 40 Degrees. A warm and humid day is expected onFridaywith high temperatures of near 70 Degrees. In addition to this, a cold front is expected to push across the region late in the afternoon on Friday. The combination of the warm & humid air, forcing from the cold front and some low-level wind shear will lead to scattered thunderstorms first across Western Mass during the late afternoon hours and then across Central Mass during early Friday evening. A couple of the thunderstorms may be on the strong to severe side with strong wind gusts & this is something that I will be keeping a very close eye on. Right now, it looks like scattered thunderstorms, a couple of which may be strong to severe, will affect Western Mass between about 4 pm and 6 pm Friday and then Central Mass between about 6 pm and 8 pm Friday. Turning To This Weekend – Both Saturday and Sunday look sunny. High temperatures Saturday will be near 45 Degrees. High temperatures Sunday will be between 40 and 45 Degrees. The other thing that I am keeping a close eye on is the possibility of accumulating snow on Monday Night. An area of low pressure is expected to pass near the south coast of New England during Monday night. There is expected to be just enough cold air around for the precipitation to fall in the form of snow across all of Western and Central Mass. So, it appears that snow will develop across Western and Central Mass during Monday Evening & then continue throughout Monday night. The snow will come to an end by about sunrise Tuesday morning. Possible snow accumulations on Monday night are really tough to pin down at this point as it depends on the exact track of the low pressure system & how much moisture pushes through. I will say that I think that it is quite possible that there will be enough snow to shovel & plow. I am keeping close tabs on this possible snowfall for Monday night & will update you as needed. 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org & I can send you my mailing address. Thank you again for your support of Route 20 Weather!
A Couple Of Strong To Possibly Severe Thunderstorms Friday Afternoon Across Western & Central Mass