For This Afternoon: We should be pretty socked in with clouds throughout this afternoon, however, some breaks in the clouds are possible from time to time. Temperatures this afternoon will be in the middle 50s. Tonight: Generally cloudy skies are expected tonight. A rain shower or two is possible this evening across areas south of the Mass Pike. Low temperatures tonight will be between 32 and 37 Degrees. Saturday: Considerable amounts of cloudiness can be expected on Saturday. Even with that, I think that we will probably see some peeks of sunshine from time to time on Saturday. A couple of rain showers are expected during the afternoon. High temperatures on Saturday will be between 48 and 52 Degrees. Saturday Night Through Sunday: An area of high pressure is expected to build eastward from the Ohio Valley into Southern New England by Sunday. Clear to partly cloudy skies are expected on Saturday night with low temperatures will be near 30 Degrees. A sunny day is expected on Sunday with high temperatures between 45 and 50 Degrees. Monday & Monday Night: A rapidly strengthening low pressure system is expected to head northward into the eastern Great Lakes during the day on Monday. This low pressure system will pull a frontal system into Southern New England by Monday afternoon and Monday evening bringing with it a bout of heavy rain and very gusty winds. Rain will overspread Western and Central Mass by midday Monday with rain, heavy at times, expected throughout Monday afternoon and Monday evening. In addition to this, there is the possibility that a line of thunderstorms could march across the region during the late afternoon and evening hours of Monday. In addition to the heavy rain threat, it is going to be quite windy throughout Monday afternoon and Monday evening with south to southeast winds gusting up to 40 to 50 mph at times. Rain is then expected to continue through midnight Monday night before tapering off to rain showers after midnight Monday night. In addition, the winds will decrease in speeds to about 10 to 20 mph from the south after midnight Monday night. This is expected to be a real soaker across the region with total rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches expected. Temperatures on Monday and Monday night will remain in the low to mid 50s. Tuesday: An upper level low pressure system is expected to be situated across the eastern Ohio Valley on Tuesday. This will keep us cloudy and I expect to see some fairly widespread rain showers around throughout the day Tuesday. Temperatures on Tuesday will be between 50 and 55 Degrees. Wednesday & Thursday: I think that we will remain in a somewhat unsettled weather pattern for Wednesday and Thursday as an upper level low pressure system gradually moves into southeastern Canada. Wednesday looks to be the cloudier of the two days and there may be a few stray rain showers around. Some partial sunshine can be expected on Thursday. High temperatures Wednesday and Thursday will be between 40 and 45 Degrees. Thank you for reading mylatest forecast for Western and Central Mass. I do not charge for this information, but I am asking for donations to offset operating costs. All donations go to directly offsetting my costs of running Route 20 Weather which include (but not limited to) website hosting & bandwidth, subscriptions to weather data services, as well as electricity and broadband internet. Any amount that you can donate is truly appreciated! Donations can be made by PayPal using E-Mail address firstname.lastname@example.org or by going to https://www.route20weather.com/donate . If you would rather donateby check or money order, please e-mail me at email@example.com & I can send you my mailing address. Thank you again for your support of Route 20 Weather!