For The Rest Of Today: Considerable amounts of clouds can be expected throughout the rest of today across Western and Central Mass. In addition, some weak lifting from a passing upper level weather disturbance will lead to a few light snow flurries to occur across the region the rest of this morning. Very little, if any snow accumulation is expected.
In addition to this, some moisture trapped in the lower levels of the atmosphere will cause some patchy very light drizzle to occur in areas that are below freezing the rest of today. All-in-all, most areas will likely stay dry, but cloudy today, but some spots will probably see a snow flurry or some very light freezing drizzle.
High temperatures this afternoon will be near 35 Degrees, except near 32 Degrees in the Berkshires.
Tonight: Lots of clouds can be expected tonight with low temperatures between 25 and 30 Degrees.
Thursday: Another generally weak upper-level weather disturbance will pass to our north during Thursday. This feature will give the region mostly cloudy skies during Thursday morning into early Thursday afternoon. Some sunshine may return by late in the day just before sunset.
West winds are expected to increase during the afternoon with wind gusts of 25 to 30 mph expected.
High temperatures Thursday will be near 40 Degrees.
Thursday Night: An area of high pressure will build into the region on Thursday night. This means that skies on Thursday night will be partly cloudy. Low temperatures will be near 20 Degrees.
Friday & Friday Night: A cold front is expected to cross the region later Friday and Friday night. This means that after some morning sunshine, skies will become cloudy by midday. In addition, some snow showers are expected during Friday afternoon into Friday evening. One thing that we are going to have to watch for is the possibility of a weak low pressure system forming near the South Coast of New England. Should this occur, then a period of light snow with one to two inches of accumulation would become possible for Friday afternoon and Friday evening. At this time though, I’m thinking that we will probably see snow showers that may produce local dustings across the region Friday afternoon and Friday evening.
That frontal system will move to our east later Friday night and we should see clearing skies late Friday night.
High temperatures Friday will be near 35 Degrees. Low temperatures Friday night will be near 20 Degrees.
Saturday: An area of high pressure will build into the area on Saturday. Skies on Saturday will be sunny with high temperatures between 28 and 32 Degrees.
Sunday Through Tuesday: That high pressure system will begin to move to our east during Sunday. Even with that, skies on Sunday will be sunny to partly sunny with high temperatures in the upper 30s.
A south to southwesterly wind flow will set up across Western and Central Mass for Monday and Tuesday. This will pull mild air and moisture northward into the area for early next week.
Monday is expected to be cloudy and there will be scattered rain showers around. High temperatures Monday will be between 45 and 50 Degrees.
Widespread rain shower activity is expected on Monday night with low temperatures between 40 and 45 Degrees.
Tuesday will be cloudy with widespread rain showers. High temperatures Tuesday will be near 50 Degrees.
Bottom line is that there is expected to be plenty of melting of snow for Monday and Tuesday.