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Progressively Colder Temperatures Are Expected This Coming Week Across Western & Central Mass

This Afternoon: A northwesterly wind flow thanks to an upper level low pressure system now located near the Maine-New Brunswick, Canada border will lead to a mixture of lots of clouds and some sunshine this afternoon. It will be windy this afternoon with west winds gusting up to 40 mph at times. Temperatures this afternoon will be between 40 and 45 Degrees. Tonight: That upper level low pressure system will continue to be an influence on our weather tonight. This means that varying amounts of clouds can be expected and there may be a stray snow flurry or two possible. Low temperatures tonight will be near 30 Degrees. Gusty west winds this evening will gradually slacken off after midnight. Monday: A weak piece of energy caught in the northwesterly wind flow will move through the area during Monday afternoon. This means that any morning sunshine will be very brief and we should be left with lots of clouds during Monday afternoon. In addition, some scattered snow showers are expected during Monday afternoon. High temperatures Monday will be near 40 Degrees. Tuesday: A mixture of sunshine and clouds can be expected on Tuesday with high temperatures between 35 and 40 Degrees. Wednesday: A cold front is expected to push through the area during Wednesday. This means that we should see a mixture of sunshine and clouds on Wednesday and there may be a few snow showers around from time to time. High temperatures Wednesday will be near 35 Degrees. Thursday: A weak low pressure system may develop to the southeast of Nantucket on Thursday. A trough of low pressure will extend to the northwest of this low pressure center & that trough will pass through the area during the day on Thursday. This all means that some light snow is possible during Thursday afternoon and Thursday evening with accumulations of around one inch possible. High temperatures Thursday will be between 30 and 35 Degrees. Friday Through Next Sunday: A cold weather pattern is expected to set up for late this coming week through next weekend as high pressure gradually builds into the area. Friday looks generally mostly cloudy and there may be a stray snow shower or two around. High temperatures Friday will be near 35 Degrees. Saturday is expected to be partly sunny with high temperatures near 30 Degrees. Next Sunday is expected to be partly sunny with high temperatures between 25 and 30 Degrees. Accumulating Snow Possible Next Monday & Next Tuesday (January 25 & 26): I am really keeping an eye on the period from next Monday through next Tuesday for the potential of a coastal storm that could bring Western and Central Mass accumulating snow. The weather pattern for the last week of this month looks quite favorable for winter storm development & I would be shocked if we don’t see a snowstorm during the last week of January. At this point, we may see a low pressure system form near the New Jersey coast late next Monday and head northeastward towards Nantucket & then Atlantic Canada by next Tuesday. This means that accumulating snow with enough to plow (maybe a 3 to 6 inch snowfall) is possible across all of Western and Central Mass starting next Monday afternoon and continuing through next Monday night and part of next Tuesday. In addition to this, I am also keeping a close eye on the entire last week of January and the entire first week of February for below average temperatures and the potential for at least a couple of more winter storm threats.

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