For The Rest Of Today: Spotty areas of light snow will continue to impact Western Mass throughout this morning with spotty areas of light snow overspreading Central Mass by about mid-morning. The spotty areas of light snow will continue across the entire area through the early and mid-afternoon hours before ending late this afternoon.
In terms of snow accumulation, I am expecting a dusting of snow at most on non-pavement surfaces across the entire area.
High temperatures this afternoon will be between 35 and 40 Degrees.
Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy skies are expected tonight with low temperatures near 20 Degrees.
Tuesday: An area of low pressure will be gradually approaching the area during the day on Tuesday. Skies likely will start out partly sunny, however, clouds will be on the increase during Tuesday afternoon. High temperatures Tuesday will be between 35 and 40 Degrees.
Tuesday Night & Wednesday: An area of low pressure is expected to track offshore of the south coast of New England during Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. This storm looks to track too far offshore to have much impact on our weather.
With that said, some light snow will overspread Central Mass during Tuesday evening and continuing for a few hours on Tuesday night. In addition, some light snow may impact areas along and south of the Mass Pike across Western Mass for a few hours on Tuesday night. All snow is likely to end just before sunrise on Wednesday morning.
At this point, a dusting of snow is possible across Central Mass with little or no snow accumulation expected across Western Mass on Tuesday night.
The bigger impact from this low pressure system will actually be the windy weather that is expected on Wednesday. Northwest winds are likely to gust up to 35 to 40 mph at times on Wednesday, especially during the afternoon. Skies on Wednesday will feature a mixture of sunshine and clouds with high temperatures in the upper 30s.
Wednesday Night Through Thursday: An area of high pressure will build across southern New England Wednesday night and Thursday.
Clear skies are expected on Wednesday night and it will continue to be windy. Low temperatures Wednesday night will be between 10 and 15 Degrees. Northwest winds will gust up to 40 mph at times on Wednesday night with wind chill temperatures of Zero to 10 below zero expected.
Thursday is expected to be sunny to partly sunny with much less wind. High temperatures Thursday will be near 30 Degrees.
Friday Through Sunday: That high pressure system will move to our east during Friday and Saturday. 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 during the day on Saturday. Low temperatures Friday night will be between 40 and 45 Degrees. High temperatures Saturday will be between 50 and 55 Degrees.
The weather ***might*** get a little more interesting on Saturday night and Sunday as some of the weather forecast guidance is showing a scenario of a low pressure system tracking across southern New England while colder air moves into the area. These types of setups usually don’t work out the way the guidance shows, in that, the guidance oftentimes overestimates the amount of precipitation while colder air moves in. So, many times we see much less ice and snow than what our weather forecast guidance shows in these types of setups.
So, for now, rain will continue on Saturday night with temperatures falling into the middle 30s. On Sunday, I think that rain may change to a brief period of freezing rain and snow before ending in the afternoon. It is something to obviously keep an eye on, however, it’s nothing to worry about or get excited about right now. Temperatures on Sunday will hold steady in the middle 30s.
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