Active Weather Pattern Expected From Wednesday Through Friday Across Western & Central Mass

For The Rest Of Today: A mixture of sunshine and clouds are expected throughout the rest of today across Western and Central Mass. In addition, a passing snow flurry is possible the rest of this morning and a passing brief rain shower is possible this afternoon.

High temperatures this afternoon will be near 40 Degrees.

Tonight: A warm front is expected to lift northward across our area tonight. This front is expected to bring with it some scattered snow shower activity this evening before it ends shortly after midnight tonight. Any snow accumulations this evening will be a dusting at most. Low temperatures tonight will be near 30 Degrees.

Monday: Monday may end up being the nicest day of this upcoming week. Any early morning clouds will give way to partly sunny skies with lots of sunshine expected during the afternoon. High temperatures Monday will be near 45 Degrees.

Tuesday: A stationary front will be draped across Southern New England during Tuesday. At the same time this is happening, an area of low pressure will move across northern New England.

This all means that Tuesday will be cloudy and there is the possibility for a few rain showers during the afternoon. High temperatures Tuesday will be near 45 Degrees.

Wednesday Through Saturday: The weather forecast for the middle to end of this coming week continues to be uncertain, although it does look active.

A stationary front will be positioned across the area during Wednesday. At the same time, a wave of low pressure will push across the area and help to push this front to our south. This will lead to some light rain across the region on Wednesday. High temperatures Wednesday will be near 40 Degrees.

That frontal boundary will be positioned to our south during Wednesday night and Thursday as an area of low pressure tracks into the northeastern United States. It is expected that there will be enough cold air around for snow to occur late Wednesday night into Thursday morning. This snow may change first to freezing rain and sleet later Thursday morning and then eventually to all rain sometime during Thursday afternoon. This means that slippery roads are possible for the Thursday morning commute. Finally, it is possible that the freezing rain and sleet may hang on into Thursday evening across parts of the Connecticut River Valley, the Berkshires and the northern Worcester Hills where the colder air will be harder to scour out.

That low pressure system will lift northward into southern Canada and it looks possible that rain will occur on Thursday night into Friday. It should be noted though that we will need to watch for the possibility for freezing rain and sleet to continue across northern Worcester County and the upper Pioneer Valley of Western Mass where the colder air may remain in place. This part of the forecast is very uncertain and may take a couple of days, at least, to iron out.

The rain will come to an end on Friday evening with a partly sunny day expected on Saturday with high temperatures between 35 and 40 Degrees. Thank you for reading my latest forecast for Western and Central Mass.

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