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Mild Weather Continues Through Much Of This Weekend Across Western & Central Mass; Much Colder Mon.

For Tonight: A very mild night with cloudy skies will be the weather to ring in 2022. Temperatures will very slowly fall this evening from 45 to 50 Degrees around 7-8 pm to about 42 to 46 Degrees at midnight. This means that conditions will be very comfortable if you are out and about ringing in the New Year. By late tonight, though, rain is expected to gradually overspread Western Mass by sunrise Saturday morning. Low temperatures tonight will be between 40 and 45 Degrees. New Year’s Day: A cloudy day is expected on the first day of 2022 and it will be mild. In addition, some scattered rain shower activity is expected during the day. High temperatures on New Year’s Day will be between 50 and 55 Degrees. Saturday Night: A frontal boundary will slowly make its way eastward towards our area. A southwesterly wind flow ahead of this front will push some very moist and mild air into Western and Central Mass on Saturday night. This means that rain is expected throughout the night on Saturday night and the rain may be heavy at times. Temperatures on Saturday night will be between 45 and 50 Degrees. Sunday: That frontal boundary will gradually push through the area on Sunday afternoon and Sunday evening. At this point, I think that Sunday will be cloudy and there’s likely to be some on and off shower activity. While, Sunday does not look like a wash out, there will be passing showers around from time to time. High temperatures Sunday will be between 45 and 50 Degrees. Monday: It looks pretty likely now that an area of low pressure moving along that frontal boundary will pass well southeast of our area. This means that the track of this storm will be far enough offshore to keep us dry, but cold on Monday. Monday looks partly sunny with high temperatures between 25 and 30 Degrees. It will also be windy on Monday with northwest winds gusting up to 30 to 35 mph at times with wind chill temperatures in the single numbers and lower teens. Tuesday & Wednesday: A sunny and cold day is expected on Tuesday with high temperatures near 35 Degrees. Wednesday looks like it’ll feature a mixture of sunshine and clouds with high temperatures near 45 Degrees. Late Next Week: We are going to have to keep an eye on the weather for late next week & in particular next Friday for a storm system that may impact our weather. All of the various weather forecast guidance are pointing towards a low pressure system to track northeastward from the Ohio Valley on Thursday that reaches coastal parts of New England by Friday. As always, the strength and the track of this low pressure system will be crucial in determining what type of precipitation may fall from the sky and how heavy it could be. A more inland storm track would lead to a mixed bag of snow, sleet and rain. Meanwhile, a storm system that move near the south coast of New England or near the Cape would bring accumulating snow for next Friday. At this point, it’s way too early to determine what type of a track this storm may take. Just know that the weather looks quite inclement for next Friday with the potential for a potpourri of precipitation from snow to sleet and even rain.

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