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A Pretty Dreary Weekend Is Expected Across Western & Central Mass Thanks To The Remnants Of Ian

For The Rest Of This Afternoon: Sunshine will be filtered through high clouds throughout the rest of this afternoon. Temperatures will be around 60 Degrees. Winds will be Northeast at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Skies are expected to become cloudy tonight as the remnants of Ian begin to push northward from the Carolinas into the Mid-Atlantic states. Any rainfall from the remnants of Ian should hold off until the daytime hours of Saturday. Low temperatures will be between 50 and 55 Degrees. Winds will be East at 5 to 10 mph. Saturday: A difficult forecast awaits me for Saturday as our area will be sandwiched in-between the remnants of Ian pushing across the Mid-Atlantic states and a big high pressure system over northern New England. The big question is how far north will the steady rain push into our area. Weather forecast guidance isn’t much help with some guidance forecasting an all day rain that’ll come down pretty hard at times. Other guidance, which is just as reliable, shows rain being confined to areas south of the Mass Pike. Given the amount of dry air that’s located just to our north, I think it’s going to be difficult to get much rain to occur as far north as Route 2. I think that we’ll see rain overspread areas along and south of the Mass Pike by mid to late morning Saturday and then continue pushing northward across Western and Central Mass through midday. During the afternoon hours, it should be raining everywhere south of Route 2 with areas near and north of Route 2 seeing some spotty rain moving in by mid-afternoon. Rainfall amounts Saturday will range from a couple of hundredths of an inch near and north of Route 2 to up to one quarter of an inch of rainfall north of the Mass Pike to between one quarter of an inch to one half of an inch near and south of the Mass Pike. High temperatures Saturday will be between 55 and 60 Degrees. Winds will be Northeast 5 to 10 mph. All-in-all, Saturday will be a wet and raw day across the entire area. Saturday Night: It appears that rain will continue throughout the night across the entire area, but the overall intensity appears to be light. Low temperatures will be near 55 Degrees. Winds will be Northeast at 10 to 20 mph. Sunday: Unfortunately, it appears that Sunday will be another very raw and dreary day across the region as the remnants of Ian hang nearby. Periods of light rain looks to hang on during the morning before ending during the afternoon, primarily near and south of the Mass Pike. North of the Mass Pike, it’ll be cloudy throughout the day and it’ll be cool and windy. Temperatures will remain steady near 55 Degrees. Winds will be Northwest at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Monday: An area of high pressure builds into the region for Monday with partly sunny skies expected. High temperatures will be between 55 and 60 Degrees. Tuesday Through Thursday: It appears that an area of low pressure is going to develop to the south of New England during Tuesday and then remain nearby through Wednesday. This is going to lead to large amounts of uncertainty in the forecast as there’s considerable questions as to how far north the low pressure system will track. At this point, I think that any rain will remain just to our south across southern Connecticut, southern Rhode Island and across the Cape. For our area, Tuesday and Wednesday both look cloudy with high temperatures both days between 55 and 60 Degrees. High pressure returns for Thursday with lots of sunshine expected and high temperatures between 65 and 70 Degrees.

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