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Periods Of Rain & Mild Temperatures Wednesday Will Be Followed By Crashing Temperatures, A “Flash Freeze”, Up To One Inch Of Snow Accumulation & Very Windy Conditions By Midnight Wednesday Night

For Tonight & Tuesday: An area of high pressure will control the weather throughout tonight with clear skies expected. Low temperatures will be between 30 and 35 Degrees. Winds will be South to Southwest at 5 to 10 mph.

A mixture of some sunshine and lots of clouds can be expected throughout Tuesday with high temperatures between 50 and 55 Degrees. Winds will be Southeast at 10 to 20 mph.

Wednesday: A strong cold front will be approaching the area from the Great Lakes region during Wednesday. A strong southwesterly wind flow during the day Wednesday will lead to a mild & quite windy day across the region.

In addition, periods of rain can be expected throughout the day on Wednesday.

High temperatures will be near 55 Degrees. Winds will be South at 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph.

Very Wild Weather Is Expected On Wednesday Night: The weather looks like it could get quite wild for a while Wednesday night as a particularly strong cold front for this time of year will push across the region.

Out ahead of this front, expect rain, very windy conditions and a chance for a thunderstorm or two during the early part of Wednesday evening.

That strong cold front is anticipated to cross the area between about 10 pm and midnight Wednesday night and you will most definitely know when it comes through. This is because I am expecting the temperatures to drop from the 50s to between 25 and 30 Degrees within a 30 minute time frame. In addition, rain will quickly change to snow and the winds will suddenly shift to a west to northwest direction and become pretty strong.

This all means that a “flash freeze” looks very likely to occur from west to east across the region between 10 pm and midnight. In addition, up to one inch of snow accumulation may occur around midnight with the changeover to snow. The exception looks to be across the northern Worcester Hills where 1 to 2 inches of snow accumulation is possible around midnight Wednesday night.

Very slippery travel conditions look likely for several hours starting between 10 pm and midnight and continuing through the after midnight hours of Wednesday night due to the “flash freeze” and any snow accumulations.

During the after midnight hours of Wednesday night, any snow will come to an end by about 2 to 3 am. It will still be very windy and temperatures are expected to continue falling to around 25 Degrees by sunrise Thursday morning.

How windy will it be on Wednesday night? At this time, I am anticipating Southwest winds of 25 to 30 mph with gusts to 50-60 mph before midnight and West to Northwest winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50-60 mph after midnight. This means that downed trees and downed power lines are likely due to the strong winds leading to scattered power outages across the entire area.

Thursday: Even though Thursday looks like a bright and sunny day, it is expected to be cold and very windy.

High temperatures will be between 30 and 35 Degrees. Winds will be West to Northwest at 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph. The continued strong winds during the day on Thursday will lead to a continued risk for power outages, downed trees and downed power outages.

Friday: Temperatures warm back up under sunny to partly sunny skies for Friday. High temperatures will be between 40 and 45 Degrees.

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