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About 6 Inches Of Wet Snow Still Looks Possible From Late Saturday Night Through Much Of Sunday Across Western & Central Mass

For The Rest Of This Afternoon: More clouds than sunshine looks likely throughout the rest of this afternoon. Temperatures will be between 35 and 40 Degrees. Winds will be West at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: A frontal system is expected to approach the area tonight leading to a continuation of cloudy skies throughout tonight. Low temperatures will be between 25 and 30 Degrees. Winds will be West at 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday: That frontal system will push through the area during the morning, which will help to pull in some colder weather by late in the day.

The passage of the front may lead to some scattered snow showers to occur during the morning hours. Any of the snow showers may deposit a quick dusting as they move through.

During the afternoon hours, expect gradual clearing with falling temperatures.

Temperatures on Thursday will be near 40 Degrees around midday and then fall through the 30s during the afternoon.

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 between 30 and 35 Degrees.

Saturday will start out sunny to partly sunny, but clouds will be on the increase during the afternoon. High temperatures will be near 35 Degrees.

Around 6 Inches Of Wet Snow Still Looks Quite Possible From Late Saturday Night Through Much Of Sunday: Even though there continues to be quite a bit of uncertainty in the forecast for the late weekend storm, I do think that it remains quite possible that a widespread 6 inch snowfall may occur across the entire area.

An area of low pressure looks to form over the southeastern United States late Friday night into Saturday. This low pressure system is then anticipated to track up the East Coast of the United States by late Saturday and this is when the uncertainty in the forecast increases.

The big uncertainty in the forecast lies with both the strength and the exact track of this storm system. Right now, the energy and moisture with this storm is still located offshore of the West Coast of the United States and weather forecast guidance oftentimes misses things when systems are still located over the oceans where reporting stations are very sparse & exact data is hard to come by. I do think that we’ll start to see more consensus in the forecast with a higher amount of confidence by tonight and certainly as we get into Thursday and Friday as those weather systems move across the United States.

Here Are My Thoughts As Of Right Now: It still looks like snow will overspread the entire area by about midnight Saturday night and then continue throughout the rest of the night Saturday night. Snow is then expected to continue through a large part of the day on Sunday before it comes to an end early Sunday evening.

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 late Saturday night and Sunday morning. This could blow around the snow at times 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 still think that around 6 inches or so of snow accumulation seems most possible at this time. As I already mentioned, this looks to be a very wet, sticky and heavy snow and will be tough 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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