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Increasing Sunshine By This Afternoon With Lots Of Sunshine For Thursday & Friday

For The Rest Of Today: A cold front will push off of the east coast of Massachusetts by this afternoon. Skies are expected to be sunny to partly sunny from late this morning through this afternoon. High temperatures this afternoon will be near 65 Degrees. West to northwest winds are expected to gust up to 25 to 30 mph this afternoon.

Tonight Through Thursday: An area of high pressure will build into southern New England tonight and will remain in place through Thursday.

For tonight, skies are expected to be clear with winds diminishing after sunset. Low temperatures tonight will be between 35 and 40 Degrees.

Thursday is expected to be a sunny to partly sunny day with high temperatures near 65 Degrees.

Thursday Night Through Saturday: High pressure will continue to control our weather for Thursday night and a large part of Friday. This means that skies will be clear to partly cloudy on Thursday night with low temperatures between 38 and 42 Degrees. Much of the day Friday is expected to be partly sunny. High temperatures Friday will be near 60 Degrees.

A piece of upper air energy will cross Western and Central Mass during Friday night and will bring with it cloudy skies and the possibility of a few showers. Low temperatures Friday night will be near 40 Degrees.

Another area of high pressure will build into the area on Saturday bringing with it at least some sunshine during the day Saturday. High temperatures will be between 55 and 60 Degrees.

Saturday Night & Sunday: An area of low pressure and its associated frontal system is expected to cross the region on Sunday. Out ahead of this low pressure system, skies will become cloudy during Saturday evening with rain expected after midnight Saturday night. Low temperatures Saturday night will be near 45 Degrees.

Rain is expected throughout the day Sunday across Western and Central Mass as that low pressure system strengthens as it moves across our area. It looks likely that the rain will continue into Sunday night before ending sometime after midnight Sunday night.

Total rainfall amounts from late Saturday night through Sunday and into Sunday evening will average between one inch (1.00) and one and one half inches (1.50).

High temperatures Sunday will be between 55 and 60 Degrees.

Monday & Tuesday: That low pressure system will pull away to the east during Monday. Even with that, I think that there will be enough low-level moisture around so that skies on Monday will be more cloudy than sunny. In addition, there may be a couple of pop-up showers during Monday afternoon. High temperatures Monday will be near 65 Degrees.

The weather forecast for Tuesday becomes more uncertain as we will be watching how quickly a frontal system will be approaching us from the west. Some of the weather forecast guidance show a quicker moving front, which would mean a cloudy and showery day on Tuesday. Other weather forecast guidance, however, are forecasting a much slower moving front, which would mean a partly sunny, mild and dry day on Tuesday.

At this point, I think that Tuesday will start out partly sunny, but skies will become cloudy during the afternoon. In addition, there may be some isolated showers around across mainly Western Mass by late in the day Tuesday. High temperatures Tuesday will be between 60 and 65 Degrees.

Tuesday Night & Next Wednesday: Once again, the weather forecast is uncertain due to how quickly a frontal system will move across the region. At this time, I think that the frontal system will cross Western and Central Mass during late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. This means that fairly widespread shower activity can be expected on Tuesday night that continues into Wednesday morning. Showers end by midday Wednesday, but skies should remain cloudy through Wednesday afternoon.

Outlook For Halloween: There is quite a bit of uncertainty with the weather forecast for Halloween as we will be keeping a close eye on a storm system that will be moving eastward from the central United States. How quickly this storm system reaches us depends on the speed of the frontal system that moves through around late Tuesday and Tuesday night.

If we see a quick moving front, then the storm system will likely impact the region with rain early on Halloween with clearing skies and cold temperatures on Halloween Night. On the other hand, should we see a slower moving front, then Halloween will end up being cloudy and there will be an increasing threat for showers during the afternoon. In addition, in this scenario, we would see a wet Halloween night with widespread shower activity.

At this point, I’m going with the scenario of the frontal system crossing the region late Tuesday night. Should this occur, then Halloween Day would be dry with the dry conditions persisting into Halloween Evening. Widespread showers then would overspread Western and Central Mass after midnight on Halloween Night. High temperatures on Halloween will be near 60 Degrees. Low temperatures on Halloween Night will be near 45 Degrees.

If you have outdoor plans for Halloween Night, then it’s best to pay attention to the weather forecast in the coming days as it will likely change.

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