Plenty of sunshine is expected for This Afternoon with temperatures in the mid 40s. A gusty north to northwest wind will make it feel colder though with wind chill temperatures in the 30s expected. Clear skies are expected Tonight with low temperatures between 20 and 25 Degrees. Lots of sunshine is expected on Sunday with much less wind. High temperatures Sunday will be between 40 and 45 Degrees. Accumulating Snow Expected Monday Afternoon & Monday Night Across Western & Central Mass: It looks likely that accumulating snow will occur across much of Western & Central Mass on Monday Afternoon & Monday Night. The weather setup for this snowfall will be an area of high pressure located over Nova Scotia, which will help to lock in colder air over the area. At the same time this is happening, a strengthening area of low pressure will track from near the New Jersey coast on Monday afternoon to near Nantucket later Monday night. Snow will overspread Western and Central Mass by early Monday afternoon and then continue throughout the afternoon on Monday. The snow will then continue into Monday night before coming to an end late Monday night. I do think that rain will mix in with the snow at times across the lower elevations of Western and Central Mass while all snow occurs in the Worcester Hills, the Hilltowns of Western Mass and the Berkshires. My forecast snow accumulation map for Monday afternoon and Monday night can be found below. It should be noted that this is expected to be a heavy, wet snow & tree branches and power lines will likely be sagged down by the wet snow. This means that some tree damage and some power outages are possible, especially in the higher elevations.
If that wasn’t enough, I’m watching the possibility of another coastal storm for Wednesday. At this point, it is way too early to pinpoint details, but there is the possibility that a snow-rain mix could occur in the low elevations with a wet accumulating snow possibly occurring in the higher elevations during the day on Wednesday. It’s something to certainly keep an eye on & I will keep you updated as needed. Thank you for reading my latest forecast for Western and Central Mass. I do not charge for this information, but I am asking for donations to offset operating costs. All donations go to directly offsetting my costs of running Route 20 Weather which include (but not limited to) website hosting & bandwidth, subscriptions to weather data services, as well as electricity and broadband internet. Any amount that you can donate is truly appreciated! Donations can be made by PayPal using E-Mail address email@example.com or by going to https://www.route20weather.com/donate. If you would rather donate by check or money order, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org & I can send you my mailing address. Thank you again for your support of Route 20 Weather!