For This Afternoon: A surface trough of low pressure will pass through the area during this afternoon. Skies this afternoon will feature a mixture of sunshine and clouds and it appears that there will be a few passing rain showers around. Most areas, however, should stay dry though this afternoon. High temperatures this afternoon will be between 44 and 48 Degrees. Tonight: A leftover rain shower or two is possible this evening. Otherwise, skies tonight will be partly cloudy with low temperatures between 25 and 30 Degrees. Friday: Skies during Friday morning will be sunny, however, clouds will gradually be on the increase during the afternoon. High temperatures Friday will be around 45 Degrees. Saturday: Saturday is expected to be partly sunny and quite mild with high temperatures between 50 and 55 Degrees. Some Snow Is Expected For Sunday & Sunday Night: An area of low pressure passing to the east of Nantucket is expected to bring a little bit of snow to Western and Central Mass on Sunday and Sunday night. It looks increasingly more likely that this is going to be a minor snowfall with possibly no snow at all across far western Mass and across the far northern Worcester Hills. The chances of this being a significant snowfall look extremely low. An area of low pressure is expected to take shape near the North Carolina coast late Saturday night and Sunday morning and then move northeastward passing east of Nantucket on Sunday night and Monday morning. Light snow is expected to overspread Central Mass and parts of Western Mass just before sunrise Sunday morning. The light snow is expected to then continue throughout Sunday morning before taking a break during the early afternoon hours of Sunday. Another round of light snow looks likely across mainly Central Mass during late Sunday afternoon and Sunday evening. Light snow is expected to come to an end around midnight Sunday night. It appears that areas north of Route 2 and areas west of I-91 may not see any snow at all from this system. Total snowfall amounts Sunday and Sunday night may range from around one inch across areas of Western Mass that are along and east of I-91 and across areas of Central Mass that are north of Route 9 to 1 to 3 inches of snowfall across areas of Central Mass that are near and south of Route 9. High temperatures Sunday will be between 25 and 30 Degrees. Next Week’s Weather Outlook: It looks as if we may gradually trend towards a milder weather pattern towards later next week as the atmosphere undergoes a large scale weather pattern change. This change looks to consist of a large upper level trough of low pressure setting up over the western United States and a large upper level high pressure system setting down roots over the eastern United States and the western Atlantic. Eventually, this could lead to a very Spring like feel across the entire area by late this month. Monday is expected to be partly sunny and cold with high temperatures between 20 and 25 Degrees. Tuesday looks partly sunny with high temperatures between 25 and 30 Degrees. Wednesday is expected to be partly sunny with high temperatures between 35 and 40 Degrees. A mixture of sunshine and clouds looks likely for Thursday with high temperatures between 45 and 50 Degrees. A robust frontal system is expected to push into the region for next Friday bringing with it the potential for a rainstorm throughout the day next Friday. High temperatures will be around 50 Degrees.