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Quiet Weather Is Expected The Next Couple Of Days Across Western & Central Mass

For This Afternoon: A developing storm system well east of New England will head for Atlantic Canada this afternoon. Conditions are expected to turn colder this afternoon as that low pressure system pulls down colder air on a gusty northwest wind. Skies this afternoon will feature a mixture of sunshine and clouds with temperatures ranging from 35 to 40 Degrees. Northwest winds are expected to gust up to 20 mph at times this afternoon. Tonight: An area of high pressure will gradually build into the area tonight leading to generally partly cloudy skies. Low temperatures tonight will be between 20 and 25 Degrees. Tuesday: A cold day is expected across Western and Central Mass on Tuesday. Sunny to partly sunny skies are expected throughout Tuesday. A weak weather disturbance will pass through the area during the afternoon and because of this, an isolated snow flurry or two is possible during the afternoon. High temperatures Tuesday will be between 35 and 40 Degrees. Wednesday: A partly sunny day is expected on Wednesday with high temperatures between 40 and 45 Degrees. Thursday & Thursday Night: A couple of weak low pressure systems will pass across northern New England during Thursday and Thursday night, which will drag a frontal system through the area on Thursday night. It appears that skies on Thursday and Thursday night will be cloudy. In addition, scattered rain showers are expected for Thursday afternoon and Thursday evening. High temperatures Thursday will be between 45 and 50 Degrees. Low temperatures Thursday night will be near 35 Degrees. Friday: That cold front will push offshore during the day on Friday. Some morning clouds will give way to sunshine by afternoon. It will be windy on Friday with northwest winds gusting up to 40 mph at times. High temperatures Friday will be near 40 Degrees. Saturday & Sunday: A first look at the weekend weather indicates that things may be quiet with no weather issues expected. Both Saturday and Sunday look sunny. High temperatures Saturday will be between 40 and 45 Degrees. High temperatures Sunday will be between 35 and 40 Degrees. Weather Outlook For Next Week: The weather pattern may turn much more stormy for next week as an upper level trough of low pressure strengthens over the eastern United States. I am really watching next Monday and next Tuesday (December 6 & 7) with a lot of interest as a storm system may be heading northeastward towards New England. The track and strength of this storm system is going to be extremely important in determining what type of precipitation will fall from the sky and how heavy it could be. There are a few possible scenarios right now: The first scenario is for a storm to track right along the south coast of New England later next Monday and Monday night. This sort of track would bring a significant snowfall to all of Western and Central Mass from Monday afternoon to Tuesday morning. The second possible scenario is for an inland track that brings the storm system into northern New England. This type of track would mean a soaking rain on Monday into Tuesday across the area. The last possible scenario is for a more subdued track that brings this storm system well south of New England. A track like this would lead to either a dry forecast for early next week or just some intermittent light snow. At this point, it’s way too soon to flesh out which scenario could unfold. One thing that is for sure is that a storm early next week really needs to be watched as I do think that there is a credible winter weather threat from this system. If that wasn’t enough, there may be two additional storms to watch for later next week and next weekend with one storm that could bring another winter weather threat late next Wednesday and next Thursday. The second storm to watch could arrive around next Sunday with perhaps a more mild look to the storm leading to more of a rain threat than snow. Definitely a lot to watch in terms of storm threats, but I’ll be watching all of them and will keep you updated.

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