For The Rest Of Today: Plenty of sunshine is expected across a majority of Western and Central Mass throughout the rest of today. The exception will be across the Berkshires where clouds will linger for most of the day along with an isolated snow shower or two.
West winds will become gusty this afternoon with wind gusts of 20 to 30 mph expected.
High temperatures this afternoon will be between 35 and 40 Degrees across most areas. The exception will be across the Berkshires where high temperatures will be in the low to mid 30s.
Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy skies are expected tonight with low temperatures near 25 Degrees.
Thursday: A partly sunny day is expected on Thursday with high temperatures between 40 and 45 Degrees.
Friday Through Saturday: One area of low pressure and its associated frontal system is expected to push eastward into the northeastern United States for the end of this week into the start of this weekend. This front will bring with it an extended period of rainfall across Western and Central Mass from Friday through Saturday.
For Friday, rain is expected throughout much of the day across Western and Central Mass. The rain may start as a little bit of snow, sleet and freezing rain across the upper Pioneer Valley of Western Mass and the northern Worcester Hills. The rain may come to an end for a while by late afternoon Friday. High temperatures Friday will be between 40 and 45 Degrees.
On Friday night, our break in the rainfall will continue through Friday evening before rain begins again well after midnight Friday night. Low temperatures Friday night will be between 35 and 40 Degrees.
On Saturday, rain is expected through much of the day. High temperatures Saturday will be near 45 Degrees.
Saturday Night Through Sunday: There is the possibility, albeit a low one right now, that the rain will change to snow across all of Western and Central Mass late Saturday night with the snow continuing through Sunday morning.
The reason why I think a changeover from rain to snow is possible is due to the fact that an area of low pressure may develop and strengthen along that frontal boundary near the south coast of New England. Should this happen, it will not only cause the precipitation to linger, but also will cause colder air to rush back into the region during Saturday night leading to a changeover from rain to snow across the entire area late Saturday night.
It is also equally possible that drier air may move in first before the colder air does leading to quick end of the rain Saturday evening without any sort of changeover.
So, this is something that I will be keeping a very close eye on & I will keep you all updated.
Monday Through Tuesday: A generally cloudy day is expected on Monday with some isolated snow showers are expected. High temperatures Monday will be between 35 and 40 Degrees.
Tuesday looks partly sunny with high temperatures between 35 and 40 Degrees. Thank you for reading my latest forecast for Western and Central Mass.
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