Plenty Of Sunshine Expected The Rest Of Today Across Western & Central Mass; Milder Weather Friday

For The Rest Of Today: Plenty of sunshine is expected throughout the rest of today across Western and Central Mass. High temperatures this afternoon will be between 45 and 50 Degrees.

Tonight: A warm front is expected to lift northward across southern New England tonight. Skies tonight will be cloudy across the entire area. In addition, a few rain showers are possible at times tonight. Low temperatures tonight will be near 35 Degrees.

Friday: A cold front is expected to push across western Mass around midday Friday and then move through Central Mass during the early and mid-afternoon hours of Friday.

Skies on Friday will be cloudy, however, some partial sunshine is possible by late afternoon. In addition, scattered rain showers are expected with the front around midday Friday across Western Mass and during the early afternoon hours across Central Mass.

High temperatures Friday will be between 50 and 55 Degrees which will occur around midday Friday. Temperatures are expected to fall quickly through the 40s across Western Mass during the early and mid-afternoon hours and across Central Mass during the mid and late afternoon hours.

Winds will shift into the west and northwest during the afternoon and will gust up to 30 to 35 mph.

Friday Night: Clear to partly cloudy skies, cold and windy conditions are expected across the entire area. Low temperatures Friday night will be near 25 Degrees. West to Northwest winds will gust up to 30 to 35 mph throughout Friday night with wind chill temperatures in the teens to near 20 Degrees expected.

Saturday: Saturday is expected to feature sunny to partly sunny skies with high temperatures between 40 and 45 Degrees.

Saturday Night & Sunday: There is the possibility for a little bit of wintry weather in the form of an icy mix of sleet and freezing rain across parts of Western and Central Mass late Saturday night into Sunday morning.

An area of low pressure is expected to track from near southeastern Virginia late Saturday night to near Nantucket during Sunday afternoon. Overall, this storm system looks rather mild as there is likely going to be no high pressure system located to our north to feed this storm cold air. With that said, some near freezing or sub-freezing temperatures may get dammed up across Western and Central Mass leading to a period of icing late Saturday night into Sunday morning before milder air wins out and causes a change to rain everywhere across Western and Central Mass by midday Sunday.

So, to sum things up – it appears that some light freezing rain and sleet will overspread Western and Central Mass late Saturday night (probably between 2 and 4 am). This light freezing rain and sleet will continue into Sunday morning before changing to all rain by late morning Sunday. Rain is then expected to continue through Sunday afternoon before ending early Sunday evening.

Obviously, any ice accumulations late Saturday night and Sunday morning could lead to slippery conditions – so, be aware of this if you have travel plans Sunday morning. Road conditions are likely to improve and just be wet by midday Sunday.

Finally, even though this looks like a mainly rain event, I am still somewhat concerned that this storm’s circulation may be able to pull down some colder air near the end of the storm on Sunday evening. Should this happen, and I don’t think that it will, it could mean a flip from rain to snow with some snow accumulation Sunday evening.

Monday Through Wednesday: Sunny skies are expected on both Monday and Tuesday. High temperatures Monday will be near 45 Degrees. High temperatures Tuesday will be between 45 and 50 Degrees.

A cold front will move across the region on Wednesday bringing with it cloudy skies and some scattered rain shower activity. High temperatures Wednesday will be near 55 Degrees.

Outlook For Thanksgiving Day: Sunny skies are forecast for Thanksgiving Day with high temperatures near 45 Degrees. Northwest winds are forecast to gust up to 30 mph as well.

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