For The Rest Of Today: Abnormally cold weather is expected to continue across Western and Central Mass the rest of today. Northwest winds gusting up to 30 to 40 mph will transport the coldest air of the season into Western and Central Mass.
Even though skies are expected to be sunny to partly sunny throughout the rest of the day today, temperatures the rest of this morning will slowly rise out of the 20s and into the low 30s. Temperatures this afternoon will then remain in the 30s with most areas seeing high temperatures of between 33 and 38 Degrees.
Wind chill temperatures throughout the rest of today will be in the 20s.
All-in-all, it will feel very much like mid-winter today and not November 8!!
Tonight: Gusty northwest winds are expected to continue early tonight, however, these winds are expected to diminish after midnight.
Clear skies are expected tonight with near record low temperatures of 13 to 18 Degrees. The record low temperature tonight for Worcester is 15 Degrees set in 1971 and tonight’s record low temperature for Springfield is 15 Degrees set in 1992.
Saturday: The center of the cold high pressure system will move right over our area on Saturday. This means that we will see a lot of sunshine on Saturday, but it will remain quite cold for this time of year. High temperatures Saturday will be between 35 and 40 Degrees.
Saturday Night: That high pressure system will move to our east on Saturday night. Even though temperatures will likely fall quickly into the 20s after sunset, these temperatures will likely remain nearly steady near 25 Degrees after midnight. Skies on Saturday night will generally be partly cloudy with light winds that will shift into a southwesterly direction.
Sunday: As that high pressure system continues to move further away from our area, a southwesterly wind flow will transport some slightly milder air into the area. Even though conditions will be dry on Sunday, there is expected to be an abundant amount of clouds around with perhaps some peeks of sunshine from time to time. High temperatures Sunday will be between 46 and 51 Degrees.
Veterans’ Day: Monday looks to be a cloudy, but overall dry day across Western and Central Mass. High temperatures on Veterans’ Day will be between 45 and 50 Degrees.
Monday Night and Tuesday: The weather forecast for Monday night and Tuesday continues to be highly uncertain and complex. A very unusual deep upper level trough of low pressure for this time of year is expected to push into the eastern United States. While this is occurring, a surface low pressure system is expected to develop along a strong frontal boundary, which will separate very cold air to the north and milder air just to our south.
The latest weather data indicates that the surface low pressure system may track right over central and southern New England. Should this occur, it would delay the surge of very cold air pushing southward into our area until sometime on Tuesday. It would also potentially mean a rain event rather than a snow event across much of Western and Central Mass Monday night through Tuesday.
To Sum Things Up – It looks like rain will overspread Western and Central Mass after midnight Monday night and continue into Tuesday morning. It should be noted that a brief changeover to snow, sleet and freezing rain is possible at the tail end of this storm right after the strong cold front moves through. This changeover, if it occurs, would happen late Tuesday morning with the precipitation ending during early Tuesday afternoon.
Even though it currently looks like a brief light snow/ice event late Tuesday morning and early Tuesday afternoon, we are going to have to keep an eye on the possibility for a more significant event. As I mentioned yesterday, given the highly unusual nature of this weather pattern, I am concerned about the possibility of the surface low pressure system strengthening at the very last moment and giving us a more significant winter weather event. I am not forecasting that, but it is something to certainly keep an eye on.
Bottom line is that the weather forecast for Monday night and Tuesday is still highly uncertain and changes to the weather forecast are likely over the weekend – so, keep checking back!
Tuesday Night Through Thursday: Another blast of mid-winter like cold is expected from Tuesday night through Wednesday and Thursday.
Low temperatures Tuesday night will be near 15 Degrees with a gusty northwest wind which will drive wind chill temperatures into the single numbers!
Wednesday will be very cold for this time of year with high temperatures between 30 and 35 Degrees. In fact, some of the higher terrain of Western and Central Mass may only rise into the mid and upper 20s on Wednesday. Northwest winds gusting up to 40 mph on Wednesday will lead to wind chill temperatures in the teens to lower 20s.
Record low temperatures are quite possible on Wednesday night with low temperature readings of 10 to 15 Degrees.
Another cold day is expected on Thursday with high temperatures between 35 and 40 Degrees.
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