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A Snowstorm Is Becoming Increasingly More Possible For Friday Across Western & Central Mass

For This Afternoon: An area of low pressure that is now moving across the outer banks of North Carolina and is producing a snowstorm for much of the Mid-Atlantic states will track well to the southeast of Nantucket by this evening. This storm is very likely to pass too far to the east to give Western and Central Mass any snow. Instead, skies will be cloudy throughout this afternoon. It’s possible that far southeastern areas of Worcester County (Northbridge, Uxbridge, Upton & Douglas) may see some isolated snow flurries this afternoon. Temperatures this afternoon will be in the 24 to 29 degree range. Tonight: That storm system will move away tonight and it will be replaced by an area of high pressure building into the region. This means that skies will become clear to partly cloudy this evening with clear skies expected after midnight tonight. Low temperatures tonight will be between 10 and 15 Degrees with readings as low as 5 Degrees in valley locations and normally colder spots. Tuesday: An area of high pressure will control our weather for Tuesday with lots of sunshine expected. High temperatures Tuesday will be between 30 and 35 Degrees. Tuesday Night: That area of high pressure will push to the east on Tuesday night as a weak frontal system approaches us from the west. This all sets up a southwesterly wind flow across the region with partly cloudy skies expected and low temperatures between 20 and 25 Degrees. Wednesday: A weak wave of low pressure moving along a frontal system pushing across Southern New England during Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday evening will lead to a period of rain showers across the area. Skies will become cloudy during the morning with widespread rain showers expected to overspread the entire area by midday. This widespread rain shower activity is expected to continue through the afternoon and evening hours of Wednesday. High temperatures Wednesday will be between 45 and 50 Degrees. Thursday: Colder air will push back into the area on Thursday behind that frontal system. Skies on Thursday will feature a mixture of sunshine and clouds. High temperatures Thursday will be near 35 Degrees. Plowable Amounts Of Snow Very Possible Late Thursday Night Through Friday: An area of low pressure is expected to take shape over the lower Ohio Valley and the Tennessee Valley on Thursday. It looks likely that this storm system will head northeastward and pass near the south coast of New England and the Cape on Friday. The potential track of this storm is becoming a little more clear and because of this, it looks like there’s an increasing chance for enough snow to plow across the entire area. In fact, some of the weather forecast guidance are pointing to the potential for a heavy snowfall. Here Are My Thoughts: I think that snow will overspread all of Western and Central Mass probably between 3 and 5 am or so Friday morning. The snow is then expected to continue through much of the day Friday before ending during the late afternoon hours. My very, very early thoughts on possible snow amounts are for 4 to 8 inches of snow accumulations. It goes without saying that I’m watching Friday’s storm very closely and will have more updates as needed.

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