For The Rest Of Today: A weak high pressure system will control our weather throughout the rest of today. This means that some sunshine can be expected the rest of this morning. This will be followed by increasing clouds this afternoon. High temperatures this afternoon will be between 35 and 40 Degrees.
Tonight & Wednesday: An area of low pressure is expected to take shape along the Mid-Atlantic coast later today. This low pressure system is expected to pass to the southeast of Nantucket tonight and then head towards Nova Scotia on Wednesday. This storm is expected to track too far offshore to really give us any appreciable snow amounts tonight.
Some light snow will overspread Western and Central Mass between about 10 pm and midnight tonight and then through much of the rest of the night tonight. All of the light snow is expected to come to an end around sunrise Wednesday morning.
At this point, snowfall accumulations will average from a dusting to at very most one inch of snow accumulation across Western and Central Mass tonight.
The bigger impact from this low pressure system will be the windy weather that is expected on Wednesday. Northwest winds are likely to gust up to 30 mph during the morning and up to 40 mph during the afternoon.
Skies on Wednesday will start out cloudy and there may be some leftover snow showers during the morning, especially across Central Mass. Skies are then expected to become partly sunny during Wednesday afternoon. High temperatures Wednesday will be between 35 and 40 Degrees.
Wednesday Night Through Thursday: An area of high pressure will build across southern New England Wednesday night and Thursday.
Clear skies are expected on Wednesday night and it will continue to be windy. Low temperatures Wednesday night will be between 10 and 15 Degrees. Northwest winds will gust up to 40 mph at times on Wednesday night with wind chill temperatures of Zero to 10 below zero expected.
Thursday is expected to be sunny to partly sunny with much less wind. High temperatures Thursday will be in the upper 20s.
Friday: That high pressure system will move to our east on Friday as a warm front lifts northward into the area. This means that Friday will be a cloudy day and there may be some scattered rain shower activity around from time to time. One thing is for sure is that Friday will not be a washout. High temperatures Friday will be near 45 Degrees.
Saturday: A frontal boundary is expected to gradually push into our area during Saturday & this means that skies will be cloudy on Saturday. In addition, there will be rain shower activity around throughout the day. High temperatures Saturday will be between 55 and 60 Degrees. This could come close to breaking some daily record high temperatures for Saturday. The record high temperature on Saturday in Worcester is 58 Degrees set in 1924. The record high temperature on Saturday in Springfield is 58 Degrees set in 1980. Both of these records could either be tied or broken.
Saturday Night: Rain is expected on Saturday night as that frontal boundary pushes across southern New England. Low temperatures Saturday night will be near 40 Degrees.
Sunday: Rain comes to an end on Sunday morning well before the colder air arrives. This means that the chances of changeover to snow or ice seem very low right now on Sunday morning. Skies during Sunday afternoon will be cloudy. High temperatures Sunday will be near 45 Degrees.
Monday: Much of the day Monday should be partly sunny, however, some increase in clouds is possible by late in the day as moisture from a low pressure system approaches from the southwest. High temperatures Monday will be between 35 and 40 Degrees.
Monday Night & Next Tuesday: That moisture will push through the area late Monday night through next Tuesday. Given that there will be cold air around to start with, this is a system that will need to be watched for snow and ice chances late Monday night and during next Tuesday. Obviously, we are still a week out from this even possibly happening, so it’s nothing to be overly concerned about right now – just know that there is a possibility for some snow and ice late Monday night and next Tuesday.
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