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A White Christmas Looks Very Likely Across Much Of Western & Central Mass

For This Afternoon: An area of high pressure will begin building into the area this afternoon. This means that skies will become sunny to partly sunny during this afternoon with temperatures around 40 Degrees. In addition, northwest winds are expected to gust up to 30 mph at times this afternoon. Tonight: A cold and windy night is expected across Western and Central Mass with clear skies expected. Low temperatures tonight will be between 20 and 25 Degrees. West to Northwest winds will gust up to 35 mph at times. Thursday: Plenty of sunshine is expected on Thursday as an area of high pressure very briefly controls our weather. High temperatures Thursday will be between 30 and 35 Degrees. Thursday Night & Christmas Eve: It looks very likely that much of, if not all of Western and Central Mass will have a White Christmas as two weather systems move through, each bringing with it some light snow. The first system is expected on late Thursday night into Christmas Eve morning as an area of low pressure crosses Southern New England. Light snow is expected to overspread the entire area just after midnight on Thursday night and then continue into Christmas Eve morning before ending near midday. Skies will then become partly sunny during Christmas Eve afternoon. Overall, it still looks like snow accumulations of around one inch can be expected late Thursday night into Christmas Eve morning. There’s the possibility for some localized amounts of up to 2 inches possible. Low temperatures Thursday night will be near 25 Degrees. High temperatures on Christmas Eve will be between 30 and 35 Degrees. Christmas Day & Sunday: The forecast for Christmas Day and even Sunday is very uncertain as it hinges on the track and development of a couple of low pressure systems. The weather forecast guidance continues to be all over the place and show many different solutions ranging from a bit of light snow on Christmas Morning and some additional snow on either Sunday or even Monday to a prolonged event that brings mixed snow, sleet and rain on Christmas Day and continues into Sunday when it changes to accumulating snow. My Thinking Right Now Is For some light snow to occur during Christmas morning with maybe snow amounts of up to one inch possible. This light snow may then taper off to some scattered rain and sleet showers during Christmas afternoon and Christmas night. Another round of light snow is possible for Sunday morning that could amount up to another inch or so of snow accumulation. I want to emphasize though that the forecast for Christmas Day and Sunday is quite uncertain and changes to the forecast are likely in the next day or so.

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