For This Afternoon: A mixture of sunshine and clouds can be expected this afternoon with temperatures between 40 and 45 Degrees. Winds this afternoon will be west at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: An area of low pressure is expected to track across northern New England after midnight tonight, which will pull a frontal system through our area. This means that an area of snow will affect all of Western and Central Mass from about 2 am until about 5 am Thursday morning. Overall, snow amounts late tonight will average around one inch or so. The exception to this will be across the Connecticut River Valley where a light dusting of snow seems likely as downsloping will limit accumulations. Low temperatures tonight will be between 25 and 30 Degrees. Winds tonight will be southwest at 5 to 10 mph. Thursday: Partly sunny skies with cold and windy conditions are expected on Thursday. Morning high temperatures of 30 to 35 Degrees will fall into the 20s during the afternoon. Winds on Thursday will be northwest at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Friday: A sunny day is expected on Friday as an area of high pressure controls the weather. High temperatures Friday will be between 30 and 35 Degrees. Winds on Friday will be west at 7 to 15 mph. Saturday: A partly sunny day is expected on Saturday with high temperatures between 35 and 40 Degrees. Saturday Night & Sunday: A frontal boundary will push through the area during Saturday night and Sunday bringing with it freezing rain to start with that changes to rain. So, it appears that some freezing rain mixed with snow will occur from about midnight Saturday night until the predawn hours of Sunday morning. Amounts of ice look very light, but even a light amount of ice will still cause slippery roads after midnight on Saturday night. Temperatures on Saturday night will be between 25 and 30 Degrees. We will be on the milder side of that front during Sunday and because of this, rain shower activity is expected throughout the day on Sunday. High temperatures Sunday will be between 50 and 55 Degrees. Monday Through Next Wednesday: Another area of low pressure is expected to track across central and southern New England later Monday and Monday night. The track of this low pressure system will be crucial in determining whether precipitation will fall as all snow, all rain or somewhere in-between. At this point, I’m just going to go with a mix of snow and rain beginning late Monday afternoon and continuing through Monday night before ending Tuesday morning. Sunshine should return for next Wednesday with high temperatures around 40 Degrees.