For The Rest Of Tonight: Skies are expected to clear out after midnight across Western and Central Mass and will lead to temperatures falling to between 34 and 39 Degrees by morning. This means that some scattered frost is expected across the entire area late tonight and during early Sunday morning.
Sunday: Sunday will start out with lots of sunshine, however, clouds will be on the increase during the afternoon as an area of low pressure begins to move towards our area from the Midwestern US. High temperatures Sunday will be between 55 and 60 Degrees.
Rain With Gusty Winds Are Expected From Late Sunday Night Until Wednesday: It appears that a long-duration rainfall is expected across Western and Central Mass, that'll be accompanied by gusty east to northeast winds at times.
The reason for this rain is going to be a slow moving low pressure system that will move from the Midwestern United States on Sunday night to near the Delaware and New Jersey coast by Monday night. A second ocean storm is expected to take shape off of the North Carolina coast late Monday night and then strengthen while it heads almost due north to near Nantucket by Tuesday night. That ocean storm is then forecast to remain nearly stationary offshore of Nantucket through Wednesday night before it pulls away on Thursday.
Rain is expected to overspread Western and Central Mass late Sunday night and it is then expected to rain fairly steadily right through all of Monday, all of Monday night, all of Tuesday, all of Tuesday night and probably all of Wednesday.
In addition to the rain, gusty easterly winds are expected to begin across the region thanks to that ocean storm on Tuesday with gusty east to northeast winds then expected through Tuesday night and part of Wednesday. During this time, wind gusts of up to 30 to 40 mph at times during Tuesday, Tuesday night and the first half of Wednesday.
Unfortunately, this rainfall, accompanied by the gusty winds are likely to strip quite a bit of the leaves off of the trees across the region. So, if you want to get out and see the foliage, my advice is to do it on Sunday.
Total rainfall amounts from Sunday night until Wednesday will average between 2 and 3 inches across the entire area.
More Rain Is Expected For Next Weekend: A brief break in the rain looks likely for Thursday and Friday before another round of rain is expected for Saturday with showers lingering into Sunday.