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Mid-Winter Like Cold Today & Tonight; Milder Weather Sun & Mon; Rain Changes To Ice/Snow Tuesday

For The Rest Of Today: Plenty of sunshine is expected throughout the rest of today, however, it will remain quite cold for this time of year. High temperatures this afternoon will be between 35 and 40 Degrees.

Tonight: An area of high pressure will move to our east tonight. Skies tonight will generally be partly cloudy with low temperatures between 22 and 27 Degrees. Light winds are expected tonight with the wind direction shifting into the southwest.

Sunday: Clouds will gradually be on the increase during Sunday as we will be in a southwesterly wind flow ahead of a slowly approaching cold front. Even though there will be more clouds than sun on Sunday, it is expected to be dry. High temperatures on Sunday will be between 45 and 50 Degrees.

Sunday Night: Cloudy, but dry weather is expected on Sunday night with low temperatures between 30 and 35 Degrees.

Veterans’ Day: A southwesterly wind flow is expected to remain in place on Monday as that cold front continues to crawl eastward. This means that skies on Veterans’ Day will be cloudy, but generally dry. With that said, there is the possibility for an isolated rain shower or two across areas north of the Mass Pike during the afternoon.

High temperatures on Veterans’ Day will be between 50 and 55 Degrees.

Monday Night: An Arctic cold front is expected to slowly push across New York State during Monday night. Ahead of this front, the temperatures are expected to be mild enough for rain to occur from time to time on Monday night. Low temperatures Monday night will be near 35 Degrees.

Tuesday: A strong Arctic cold front will push its way across southern New England during the day Tuesday. As this front crosses our area, temperatures are expected to rapidly fall from the upper 30s into the lower 30s during Tuesday morning across Western Mass and by mid to late morning across Central Mass.

In addition to the rapid fall in temperatures, a couple of surface low pressure systems are expected to track along the Arctic front. This will lead to rain to start with early Tuesday morning that has the potential to change to sleet, freezing rain and snow for a few hours Tuesday morning into the first half of Tuesday afternoon.

This changeover to ice and snow is something that really needs to be watched closely as it could lead to traffic concerns during the day on Tuesday. The weather forecast guidance seems to be gradually showing a colder and icier/snowier look to the day on Tuesday. In fact, some of the guidance forecasts upwards of 1 to 2 inches of snow accumulation on Tuesday across much of Western and Central Mass.

Another thing that we are going to have to watch for is one final low pressure system that forms along the front which could enhance the snow a bit around midday Tuesday. It’s something that I’m not forecasting right now, but it is something that I certainly want to keep an eye on.

To Sum Things Up: It is looking likely that rain will rapidly change to ice (freezing rain/sleet) and then snow first across Western Mass between 6 am and 9 am Tuesday morning and then across Central Mass between 8 am and 10 am Tuesday morning. Snow is then expected to continue for a few hours from late Tuesday morning into early Tuesday afternoon before ending by mid-afternoon Tuesday.

Snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches are looking quite possible during the day on Tuesday. In addition, conditions may be quite icy on Tuesday as temperatures will rapidly fall through the 30s on Tuesday morning and possibly into the 20s during Tuesday afternoon. This fast drop in temperatures will lead to wet roads from the rain to ice up. In addition, snow is expected to accumulate on top of this ice leading to the potential for very slick conditions Tuesday.

Bottom Line Is That Tuesday’s weather forecast is looking increasingly more icy and snowy, however, more changes to the weather forecast are likely over the next couple of days – 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 between 15 and 20 Degrees with a gusty northwest wind which will drive wind chill temperatures into the single numbers!

Even though there will be plenty of sunshine on Wednesday, it will be very cold for this time of year. High temperatures Wednesday will be 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 likely on Wednesday night under clear skies. Low temperatures Wednesday night will be between 10 to 15 Degrees.

Another cold day is expected on Thursday with high temperatures between 35 and 40 Degrees under sunny to partly sunny skies.

Friday & Next Saturday: That high pressure system is expected to move to our east late next week. The southwesterly wind flow on the backside of the high pressure system will transport milder air back into our area.

Friday looks partly sunny with high temperatures between 45 and 50 Degrees.

Next Saturday also looks partly sunny with high temperatures between 45 and 50 Degrees.

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