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A Significant Snowfall Of At Least 6 Inches Is Possible Late Saturday Night Into Much Of Sunday Across Western & Central Mass

For The Rest Of This Afternoon: Lots of sunshine can be expected for the remaining part of this afternoon. Temperatures will be around 35 Degrees or so. Winds will be West at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight: That high pressure system will remain in control of the weather throughout tonight.

Skies will be clear to partly cloudy with low temperatures near 25 Degrees. Winds will be West at 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday: Another day with ample amounts of sunshine looks likely throughout Wednesday. High temperatures will be between 40 and 45 Degrees. Winds will be West at 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night & Thursday: An area of low pressure is expected to track well to the east of New England during Thursday. This storm will be way too far east to bring our area any appreciable amounts of snow or rain. At the same time this is occurring, it appears that a frontal system will push through the area during Thursday afternoon.

Skies on Wednesday night will start out partly cloudy during the evening, but will become cloudy after midnight. Low temperatures will be between 25 and 30 Degrees. Winds will be West at 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday will be cloudy throughout the day. In addition, some scattered snow showers are expected during the mid and late afternoon hours as that front pushes through. High temperatures will be near 35 Degrees. Winds will be West at 10 to 20 mph.

Friday & Saturday: An area of high pressure will push into the region during Friday and Saturday.

Friday looks to be a sunny to partly sunny day with high temperatures near 35 Degrees.

Saturday will be partly sunny with increasing clouds expected by late in the day. High temperatures will be near 35 Degrees.

A Significant Snowfall Of At Least 6 Inches Is Possible Late Saturday Night Into Much Of Sunday: It looks like we may be in for our first significant snowfall of the season by late this weekend.

An area of low pressure is expected to develop over the far northern Gulf of Mexico late Friday night into Saturday and then track up the East Coast of the United States late Saturday into Saturday night. As I mentioned yesterday, the exact track of this storm is going to be very important in figuring out how much snow accumulates across the area late Saturday night into Sunday.

At this point, there remains a considerable amount of uncertainty as to the exact details of this storm, but there is more than enough evidence to suggest a coastal storm will affect our area with probably enough snow to plow from late Saturday night into much of Sunday.

Here Are My Thoughts As Of Right Now: Snow will overspread the entire area by about midnight Saturday night and then continue through the predawn hours of Sunday morning. Snow is then expected to continue throughout all of Sunday morning before it tapers off and ends during Sunday afternoon.

In addition to the snow, there could also be some pretty gusty east to northeast winds that gust up to 30 to 40 mph at times. This could blow around the snow leading to the visibility being further reduced at times. This looks to be a wet snow and because of this, drifting snow does not look likely.

As far as possible snow accumulations: I think that at least 6 inches of snow accumulation (and possibly more than that) looks quite possible by the time this storm is done. As I already mentioned, this looks to be a very wet, sticky and heavy snow. While it’ll be great for snowball fights and making snowmen and snow women, it’ll be a tough storm to plow and shovel.

I am watching this storm closely and I will be frequently refining and updating the forecast in the coming days.

Temperatures on Saturday night will be between 25 and 30 Degrees. Temperatures during Sunday will be between 30 and 35 Degrees.


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