Plenty Of Sunshine The Rest Of Today; Frost & Freeze Expected Tonight & Early Sunday Morning

For The Rest Of Today: An area of high pressure will bring Western and Central Mass plenty of sunshine throughout the rest of today. High temperatures this afternoon will be between 56 and 61 Degrees.

Tonight: Another frosty night is expected across Western and Central Mass. A high pressure system will provide clear skies and light winds tonight. This combination will lead to low temperatures between 30 and 35 Degrees with some of the typically cold spots bottoming out at between 27 and 29 Degrees. This means that frost is likely late tonight and early Sunday morning across many areas with a hard freeze possible in some localized areas.

Sunday: After a frosty start on Sunday, skies throughout Sunday morning are expected to be sunny to partly sunny. However, skies are expected to become cloudy by about midday Sunday as the moisture from what is left of Nestor move up the East Coast of the United States.

How far north the rainfall from Nestor reaches remains uncertain. The reason for the uncertainty is due to the exact positioning of the high pressure ridge and how much dry air will remain over New England. Some of the weather forecast guidance that I look at insists that the remains of Nestor will be deflected to the south and will keep all of Western and Central Mass dry. Other reliable weather forecast guidance show a scenario of rain overspreading all of Western and Central Mass by midday Sunday with several hours of steady rain Sunday afternoon before ending Sunday evening.

My Thinking Is That rain will make it as far north as the Mass Pike during Sunday afternoon, including both Springfield and Worcester. North of the Mass Pike and especially in the upper Pioneer Valley and northern Worcester County, it may not rain at all during Sunday afternoon and Sunday evening. With that said, it is quite possible that the rain could occur across all of Western and Central Mass on Sunday afternoon and Sunday evening.

Finally, the intensity of the rain is expected to be light to perhaps moderate at times during Sunday afternoon and Sunday evening.

The temperatures Sunday will depend heavily on whether it rains or not. If we stay rain-free all day Sunday, then temperatures will get up into the low 60s. On the other hand, if it does rain during Sunday afternoon, then high temperatures will struggle to make it to 50 Degrees.

At this point, I think that high temperatures Sunday will be near 55 Degrees.

Sunday Night: Any leftover rain from Nestor will end towards midnight Sunday night with variable clouds expected after midnight Sunday night. Low temperatures Sunday night will be between 40 and 45 Degrees.

Monday: An area of high pressure will build back into the area on Monday. This means that skies on Monday will be partly sunny and high temperatures will be between 60 and 65 Degrees.

Tuesday and Wednesday: A cold front will push across southern New England by Tuesday night. Ahead of this front, skies on Tuesday will be cloudy and there will be scattered shower activity during Tuesday afternoon. The shower activity is expected to continue through Tuesday night before ending around sunrise Wednesday morning.

That frontal system will push to the east during the day on Wednesday, however, I still think that we will probably see quite a bit in the way of clouds on Wednesday. In addition, a stray shower or two is possible during Wednesday morning.

High temperatures Tuesday will be near 60 Degrees. Low temperatures Tuesday night will be between 45 and 50 Degrees. High temperatures Wednesday will be near 60 Degrees.

Thursday and Friday: A area of high pressure will set up shop to the south of our area from Thursday through Friday. This means that Thursday will be partly sunny with high temperatures between 60 and 65 Degrees. Friday looks sunny to partly sunny with high temperatures near 60 Degrees.

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