Heavy Rain & Gusty Winds Are Expected Wednesday Night Across Western & Central Mass

For This Afternoon: An area of high pressure will bring us plenty of sunshine throughout this afternoon. High temperatures this afternoon will be between 60 and 65 Degrees.

Tonight: Chilly weather is expected tonight as an area of high pressure provides light winds and clear skies. This combination will lead to low temperatures of around 35 Degrees.

Wednesday: That high pressure system will control our weather for at least the first half of Wednesday before we begin to feel the effects of a rapidly developing storm system that will be located near the Mid-Atlantic coastline.

Plenty of sunshine is expected during Wednesday morning with increasing and thickening clouds expected during Wednesday afternoon. Rain is expected to begin overspreading Western Mass by about 3-4 pm Wednesday afternoon with the rain holding off until about 6 pm across Central Mass.

High temperatures Wednesday will be between 60 and 65 Degrees.

A Strong Storm System Will Bring Heavy Rain & Gusty Winds On Wednesday Night With Windy Weather Expected On Thursday: An area of low pressure is expected to rapidly strengthen as it tracks across southeastern Massachusetts on Wednesday night and then moves into the Gulf of Maine during Thursday. This storm is expected to pack quite a bit in the way of energy and moisture. This means that the rain will come down very hard at times on Wednesday night and will be accompanied by gusty east to southeast winds which will strip many of the leaves off of their trees. Windy weather is expected on Thursday, which will likely continue to strip any remaining leaves off of the trees.

Rain, which will be heavy at times, is expected throughout Wednesday night across all of Western and Central Mass. Given the strong energy of this storm, a few rumbles of thunder is possible at times, especially between midnight and 4 am when the rain will come down the hardest.

Rainfall Totals of 1 to 2 inches are expected across Western and Central Mass on Wednesday night with localized amounts of up to 2.50 to 3 inches possible in heavier rain bands.

In addition to the heavy rain, gusty east to southeast winds are expected throughout Wednesday night with wind gusts of up to 25 to 35 mph likely. Locally higher wind gusts of up to 50-55 mph are possible in any embedded thunderstorm activity between midnight and 4 am.

The heavy rainfall is expected to come to an end around sunrise Thursday morning, however, fairly widespread shower activity is expected throughout the day on Thursday. More importantly, it is expected to be windy on Thursday as that low pressure system continues to rapidly strengthen as it heads across the Gulf of Maine. West to northwest winds are expected to gust up to 40 to 50 mph at times throughout the day on Thursday.

Friday: A sunny, but windy day is expected on Friday with high temperatures near 60 Degrees. West to northwest winds are expected to gust up to 30 to 40 mph at times on Friday.

This Weekend: Sunny to partly sunny skies are currently expected for both Saturday and Sunday. High temperatures on Saturday will be between 60 and 65 Degrees. High temperatures on Sunday will be near 70 Degrees.

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