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A Storm System Misses Us To The South This Weekend With A Bigger Storm Possibility Early Next Week

For Tonight: More clouds than stars and moonlight is expected for tonight with low temperatures near 30 Degrees. Winds tonight will be Northwest at 10 to 20 mph. Thursday: A mixture of sunshine and clouds with high temperatures between 40 and 45 Degrees. Winds will be North at 10 to 20 mph. Friday: The winds will finally relax on Friday with partly sunny skies expected. High temperatures will be near 45 Degrees. Winds will be West to Northwest at 5 to 10 mph. Storm System Misses Us To The South This Weekend: A big blocking high pressure system over Atlantic Canada will cause a low pressure system moving off of the Mid-Atlantic coastline to remain well south of our area. This means that it now looks likely that any appreciable snow will remain confined to areas around the Mid-Atlantic states with perhaps some snow extending as far north as southern Connecticut and southern Rhode Island. For our area, I think that Saturday will be cloudy and there could be some snow flurries in the area at times, primarily across areas near and south of the Mass Pike. High temperatures Saturday will be between 35 and 40 Degrees. Sunday looks partly sunny with high temperatures near 40 Degrees. Bigger Storm Possibility Early Next Week For Western & Central Mass: The chances for an impactful and quite possibly a significant winter storm seems to be increasing for early next week (more specifically a storm that lasts from Monday afternoon to Wednesday morning). Current weather data suggests that an area of low pressure may take shape near the Virginia coast during the day on Monday and then head northeastward reaching the area to the southeast of Nantucket by Tuesday morning. Some of the weather forecast guidance are beginning to point to a possible scenario of this storm system stalling just southeast of Nantucket throughout Tuesday into part of Wednesday before it moves away later Wednesday. Should this occur, it would lead to a prolonged winter storm for the area leading to some hefty snow amounts and a humdinger of a storm with both snow and wind issues. Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, I want to point out that this is still a storm that’s still 5-6 days away and A LOT can change between now and then. So while I do think that there is a decent chance for a winter storm that brings impacts to our area, how big of a storm this will be is still to be determined. I still think that we’re still at least 2-3 days away from really getting a handle on the details of this storm and its impact. Here Are My Latest Thoughts For Early Next Week’s Potential Storm: Snow looks to possibly begin across the entire area by late Monday afternoon or Monday evening. Snow then looks to continue through all of Monday night and much of the day on Tuesday before it comes to an end late Tuesday afternoon or early Tuesday evening. It goes without saying that I’m watching the storm early next week extremely closely and will continue to send out frequent updates to you in the coming days. I could be in for a lot of very long days tracking and forecasting this storm, which could very well be the biggest storm of this winter (not saying much, I know). Before you click off of this post, I want to ask for your help to alleviate the costs (both time and money) it takes to send out these weather forecasts for Western and Central Mass YOU CAN MAKE A DONATION TO SUPPORT ROUTE 20 WEATHER- I Also Accept Donations Through Venmo. My Venmo Id is @Robert-Lightbown

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