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Another Round Of Heavy Rain & Gusty Winds Expected Late Friday Night Into Saturday Morning Across Western & Central Mass

For Tonight: Generally cloudy skies this evening will give way to partly cloudy skies after midnight tonight. Low temperatures will be between 25 and 30 Degrees. Winds will be West at 8 to 16 mph.

Friday: Lots of sunshine can be expected throughout the day on Friday. That said, some increase in cloudiness can be expected by late in the day as another storm system approaches us.

High temperatures will be between 40 and 45 Degrees. Winds will be West at 5 to 10 mph in the morning and South at 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Another Round Of Heavy Rain & Gusty Winds Expected Late Friday Night Into Saturday: Yet another strong low pressure system is expected to bring the entire area another round of heavy rain with some gusty winds from late Friday night into Saturday.

Rain is expected to overspread the entire area around midnight Friday night. The rain may start as some snow across the northern Worcester Hills and the Berkshires, but even here, the snow should quickly change to rain.

The rain is expected to be heavy in intensity at times from the pre-dawn hours of Saturday morning until about mid-morning Saturday. The rain looks to come to an end just before midday Saturday.

Total rainfall amounts of around one inch looks likely. While this is less than what we just saw on Tuesday night, it’ll still be more than enough to exacerbate the flooding. This means that additional flooding of rivers, streams and creeks are likely during late Friday night into Saturday morning. Another round of flooding of low-lying, flood prone areas, areas of poor drainage and urban areas is expected.

In addition to the expected rain, it looks like we’ll see some gusty winds during the late night hours of Friday night right through the day on Saturday. South winds will increase to 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph by the after midnight hours of Friday night. During Saturday, I expect to see south winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph throughout the day. These gusty winds may be enough to bring down tree branches leading isolated power outages.

Maybe A Winter Storm Threat Tuesday & Tuesday Night Along With Some Pretty Cold Temperatures Throughout Next Week: Next week looks potentially very wintry due to a combination of some pretty cold temperatures throughout all of next week and the threat for plowable amounts of snow during Tuesday and Tuesday night.

First, The Possible Winter Storm Threat Tuesday & Tuesday Night: Yet another robust storm system is expected to track into our area during Tuesday and Tuesday night. This time though it appears that there is going to be more than enough cold air around to support all wintry precipitation.

The big question, however, is where will this storm system track in relation to our area. Weather forecast guidance is not in good agreement with some guidance such as the GFS and Canadian models show a track close enough to produce a widespread snowfall of 4 to 8 inches or so. On the other hand, other weather forecast guidance such as the European model shows this storm staying well offshore leading to no snow at all.

My Current Thinking Is That I think this storm will pass just close enough to bring the entire area enough snow to plow throughout Tuesday and Tuesday night. My early take is that snow amounts of 3 to 6 inches look possible across the entire area.

Given that we are still several days away from this storm occurring, changes to the forecast is definitely likely. I will most definitely have more updates for you over the next few days.

Now To Discuss The Cold Weather That’s Expected Throughout Next Week: It looks very likely that some of the coldest weather thus far this winter looks very likely during next week as much of the Central and Eastern United States is plunged into a deeply cold winter weather pattern.

High temperatures Monday will be between 25 and 30 Degrees. High temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday will be near 25 Degrees. High temperatures next Thursday and next Friday will be between 20 and 25 Degrees.

Low temperatures Monday night and Tuesday night will be near 15 Degrees. Low temperatures Wednesday night and Thursday night will be between 5 and 10 Degrees.

If the cold temperatures weren’t enough, it also looks like it’ll be constantly windy next week, which will lead to some frigid cold wind chill temperatures. Daytime wind chill temperatures next week look to be in the single numbers above zero. Nighttime wind chill temperatures are expected to hover between 5 below zero and 15 below zero.

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