For The Rest Of Today: A cool and raw rest of the day is expected across Western and Central Mass as an offshore low pressure system causes a north to northeast wind to influence our weather.
A few spotty rain or snow showers are possible throughout the rest of this morning.
For this afternoon, however, it looks like precipitation will blossom and expand across much of Western and Central Mass as that offshore storm system wraps some moisture around on its western side. This means that a steady light rain is expected across a large part of Western and Central Mass throughout this afternoon.
Some wet snow may mix in with the rain at times this afternoon across the Worcester Hills, across the Hilltowns of Western Mass and across the Berkshires.
Rain will end across Western Mass by late this afternoon with the rain continuing across Central Mass into early this evening.
Temperatures the rest of today will remain steady in the upper 30s to low 40s.
Tonight: Any leftover light rain & higher elevation rain-snow mix across Central Mass will end this evening. Gradual clearing is then expected after midnight tonight. Low temperatures tonight will be near 30 Degrees.
Thursday: Thursday is expected to be a sunny to partly sunny day with high temperatures between 45 and 50 Degrees.
Thursday Night: Skies will be cloudy on Thursday night as a warm front lifts across the area. Low temperatures Thursday night will be between 30 and 35 Degrees.
Friday: A cold front is expected to push across southern New England during Friday afternoon bringing with it some scattered rain shower activity.
Friday still looks to be the warmest day of this week with high temperatures near 55 Degrees.
Once that cold front moves through, temperatures are likely to fall through the 40s during the mid and late afternoon hours of Friday.
This Weekend: Saturday is expected to feature sunny to partly sunny skies with high temperatures near 45 Degrees.
As we get into Saturday night and Sunday, an area of low pressure is expected to track near or to the southeast of Nantucket. This storm system may move close enough to our area to produce rain across the valleys of Western and Central Mass and possibly snow across the Hilltowns of Western Mass and across the Worcester Hills late Saturday night through Sunday morning. During Sunday afternoon, temperatures may be warm enough for all rain across all of Western and Central Mass.
At this point, any snow accumulations over the hills of Western and Central Mass will be light with the heaviest amounts staying to our north. That said, this storm is still 4 days away from happening and the weather guidance seems to be trending towards an overall stronger storm. This means it is a storm to really keep an eye on. The reason why is because I am concerned that the circulation with this storm will be able to pull down some colder air, which could lead to more widespread snow than what I am forecasting right now.
Monday Through Tuesday: Sunny skies are expected on both Monday and Tuesday. High temperatures Monday will be near 45 Degrees. High temperatures Tuesday will be between 45 and 50 Degrees.
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