I am watching Friday night's weather very closely for the possibility for some freezing rain and ice issues across Western and Central Mass.
A frontal system is expected to push through the area late Wednesday night into Thursday morning bringing with it widespread rain shower activity. Most areas will be rain, however, we will need to watch the northern Worcester Hills for the possibility for some freezing rain.
Once that front moves through, colder temperatures but dry conditions are expected from Thursday afternoon through all of New Year's Day.
It is then expected that the frontal boundary will lift back to the north by Friday night. The moisture with this front will combine with cold surface temperatures leading to a period of freezing rain and sleet to occur Friday evening. At this point, ice accumulation look light, however, it may still be enough to produce some icy conditions on roads throughout Friday evening.
A change to rain is then expected after midnight Friday night with light rain continuing into Saturday morning before ending.
If that wasn't enough - I am also keeping an eye on the possibility for snow from late Sunday afternoon to Monday morning. At this point, the uncertainty is quite high, however, there is that possibility that a coastal storm could bring accumulating snow to parts of the area starting Sunday afternoon and continuing through Sunday night and Monday morning. Nothing to worry about yet, but it's something to watch.