For The Rest Of Today: An area of high pressure now located over the northern Great Lakes will build into New England.
Sunny to partly sunny skies are expected throughout the rest of today. High temperatures this afternoon will be between 60 and 65 Degrees.
North winds from late this morning through this afternoon will gust up to 25 to 35 mph across Western and Central Mass.
Tonight: That large high pressure system will continue to build into the area. This means that skies tonight will be clear and the winds will quickly diminish to 5 mph or less shortly after sunset.
The combination of clear skies, dry air and relatively light winds will lead to temperatures to fall to between 32 and 36 Degrees late tonight. This means that areas of frost are likely across many areas of Western and Central Mass. In addition, a hard freeze is a possibility in some isolated locations, especially in the deeper valleys.
Saturday: That large area of high pressure will continue to control our weather on Saturday. So, after a frosty start to the day, skies will be sunny and it will be cool. High temperatures Saturday will be near 60 Degrees.
Saturday Night: Another chilly night is expected on Saturday night, however, the frost and freeze chances look lower due to the development of a southwest wind. Skies on Saturday night will be clear to partly cloudy with low temperatures near 35 Degrees.
Sunday: A cloudy day is expected on Sunday, however, it is expected to stay rain free. High temperatures Sunday will be near 65 Degrees.
Monday: A frontal system is expected to make its way across southern New England during Monday and Monday night. The forward progression of this front is expected to be slow.
So, Monday is expected to be cloudy and widespread showers are expected during Monday afternoon. Widespread showers are expected to continue through Monday night.
High temperatures Monday will be near 70 Degrees. Low temperatures Monday night will be between 45 and 50 Degrees.
Tuesday: That frontal system will push to the east as another high pressure system builds into our area.
Tuesday likely will start out cloudy with some leftover showers during the morning. Sunshine is then expected to return during Tuesday afternoon. High temperatures Tuesday will be between 65 and 70 Degrees.
Wednesday Through Thursday: That high pressure system will control our weather with sunny skies on both Wednesday and Thursday. High temperatures Wednesday will be between 65 and 70 Degrees. High temperatures Thursday will be near 70 Degrees.
Could We See The First Snowflakes Of The Season Between October 19th & October 22nd? - There is the possibility that Western and Central Mass could see the first snowflakes of the season in a little more than 2 weeks from now. The weather forecast guidance that I look at and study to forecast the weather have been very insistent with showing a shot of some pretty chilly air to push its way into southern New England on the heels of a frontal system that pushes through around October 18th. After that, there is the possibility that a secondary frontal system could push through around October 21st and be accompanied by snow showers and rain showers.
At this point, I’m not expecting a widespread accumulating snow event at all. Instead, I think it’s quite possible that parts of Western and Central Mass could see at least some snowflakes in the air that could lay down some localized dustings on grassy surfaces probably on about the 21st of this month.
It’s something that I will be watching closely and I will keep you updated should the forecasts continue to point towards our first snowflakes in the air.
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