For The Rest Of Today: An area of low pressure is expected to head for the Gulf of Maine and Atlantic Canada by later today. Any leftover freezing drizzle will end by late this morning along and south of the Mass Pike with drizzle hanging on across the northern Worcester Hills and the upper Pioneer Valley of Western Mass (Route 2 corridor) into this afternoon before ending.
High temperatures this afternoon will be between 40 and 45 Degrees across most areas. The exception will be along and north of Route 2 where high temperatures will be in the mid to upper 30s.
Tonight: A weakening cold front is expected to move through Western and Central Mass this evening. This front will bring with it some scattered snow shower activity throughout this evening. The snow shower activity will end just after midnight tonight with skies becoming partly cloudy late tonight.
Most areas will see little or no snow accumulation this evening, however, some very localized snow accumulations of a coating to up to one inch is possible, especially in the Worcester Hills and the Western Mass Hilltowns.
Low temperatures tonight will be in the upper 20s.
New Year’s Day: A sunny to partly sunny day is expected across all of Western and Central Mass with high temperatures in the upper 30s to near 40 Degrees.
Thursday: A partly sunny day is expected on Thursday with high temperatures between 40 and 45 Degrees.
Friday Through Sunday: An area of low pressure is expected to head up into the Great Lakes region by Saturday.
Precipitation well ahead of this storm system will overspread Western and Central Mass early Friday morning. It is possible that the precipitation may start as some snow, sleet and freezing rain around sunrise Friday morning, but it should quickly change to rain across all of Western and Central Mass by mid-morning Friday.
Periods of rain is then expected from late Friday morning through Friday afternoon, Friday night and Saturday across the entire region thanks to that low pressure system.
The rain will come to an end on Saturday night across most of Western and Central Mass. The exception may be across the Berkshires where the rain may change to some snow on Saturday night with periods of light snow continuing into Sunday morning across the Berkshires.
Sunday looks partly sunny across a majority of Western and Central Mass with high temperatures near 35 Degrees.
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