For The Rest Of Today: Partly sunny skies and windy conditions are expected throughout the rest of today. Temperatures the rest of today will hold steady in the mid to upper 30s. Northwest winds will gust up to 30 to 40 mph at times throughout the rest of today.
Tonight: Clear skies this evening will give way to increasing clouds by midnight with cloudy skies expected after midnight. This is due to a frontal system setting up across the area. A weak low pressure system will move along the frontal boundary later tonight. This means that some light snow will overspread Western & Central Mass towards sunrise Monday morning. A dusting at most of snow accumulation is expected across Western & Central Mass by sunrise Monday morning.
Low temperatures tonight will be between 20 and 25 Degrees.
Monday: That weak low pressure system will gradually shift northeastward from southern New England into northern New England by Monday afternoon. This will lead to a cold front pushing through the region during the day Monday.
This means that areas of light snow are expected during the morning with areas of mixed light rain and light snow expected during the afternoon. Any snow accumulations will be less than one inch on non-pavement surfaces.
High temperatures Monday will be between 34 and 39 Degrees.
Tuesday Through Wednesday: An area of low pressure is expected to track near or just offshore of the south coast of New England on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. While the track and quick forward speed of this storm system is not a favorable one for a whole lot of snow, how far offshore the storm system tracks is important in determining how much may accumulate.
A closer track to the south coast of New England or even a track across the Cape would mean anywhere from a couple of inches to a few inches of snow accumulation from about midnight Tuesday night to about late morning Wednesday.
On the other hand, should we see a further offshore track of this low pressure system, it would mean little, if any snowfall across Western and Central Mass and any snow that does fall would be confined to southern Connecticut, central and southern Rhode Island and the Cape.
At this point, I think a further offshore track may be the way to go with this storm system. This means that some light snow will begin across Western and Central Mass around midnight or so Tuesday night. Periods of light snow is then expected to continue through the rest of the night Tuesday night. The light snow will come to an end by about mid-morning or so on Wednesday.
All-in-all, the snow accumulations will be on the light side with 1 inch to possibly at the very most 2 inches expected across Western and Central Mass.
With that said, the track of this storm system needs to be watched very closely as a much closer approach to the region would mean more snow than what I am forecasting right now. I am watching this storm system closely and will update you as needed.
Wednesday Night Through Thursday: An area of high pressure will build across southern New England Wednesday night and Thursday.
Skies on Wednesday will be clear to partly cloudy and it will be windy with northwest winds gusting up to 35 to 40 mph at times. Low temperatures Wednesday night will be near 15 Degrees with wind chill temperatures of around zero.
Thursday is expected to be a sunny to partly sunny day with high temperatures near 30 Degrees.
Friday Through Saturday: That high pressure system will move to our east late this coming week. This will lead to a mild south to southwest wind flow across the area for Friday and Saturday.
Friday is expected to be cloudy and there will be scattered rain showers during the afternoon. High temperatures Friday will be near 45 Degrees.
A cold front is expected to approach the area on Friday night and push through southern New England during the day Saturday. Scattered rain showers Friday evening will become widespread rain showers for late Friday night through a large part of the day Saturday. Low temperatures Friday night will be between 40 and 45 Degrees. High temperatures Saturday will be near 50 Degrees.
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