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Rain Expected Tonight & Mon Morning Across Western & Central Mass; Nice Weather For Thanksgiving

One Quick Note Before I Begin Laying Out The Forecast: I spent yesterday installing our wind instruments on our shed in back of our house. This should make the wind readings should be a little more accurate. This all means that the weather station is now fully set up and we are reporting weather conditions in Sturbridge “live”. This all means that you can see what the current weather conditions are in Sturbridge (updated every 5 minutes) by going to https://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/panel.cgi?call=GW0822&units=english&led=0 If I sound excited, it’s because I AM!! I haven’t had a weather station hooked up with real-time data for over 10 years. The last station we had (Davis Weather station) was when we were living in Maine. It suffered a direct lightning strike in June of 2011 and was essentially fried. If anyone has ever had a lightning strike nearly right next to you can attest how loud the thunder was. Anyways, it took about 10 years for us to be able to afford a new weather station that met my rigorous standards for recording the weather in my backyard. For The Rest Of Today: A mixture of sunshine and clouds are expected throughout the rest of today across Western and Central Mass. It does look like that it will be dry today with any rain holding off until after sunset. High temperatures this afternoon will be between 50 and 55 Degrees. Tonight: A frontal system is expected to push into the eastern Great Lakes region tonight. Rain ahead of this front will overspread all of Western and Central Mass between about 9 pm and midnight tonight. A light to occasionally moderate rain is then expected to continue across the entire area throughout the rest of tonight. Low temperatures tonight will be near 45 Degrees. Monday: A steady light to occasionally moderate rain is expected throughout Monday morning across all of Western and Central Mass. That frontal boundary is expected to push across the region during the late morning and early afternoon hours. Once the front moves through, the rain is likely to end from west to east beginning across Western Mass around 10-11 am or so and then the rain ending across Central Mass by about 12-1 pm. During Monday afternoon, some partial sunshine is possible, especially across Western Mass. The high temperatures for the day on Monday will occur during the morning with readings near 50 Degrees expected. The temperatures are likely to fall through the 40s during Monday afternoon once that frontal system moves through. In addition to this, northwest winds will likely gust up to 25 to 30 mph at times during Monday afternoon. Monday Night, Tuesday & Tuesday Night: Some much colder air will push into the region during Monday night and Tuesday with the coldest day so far this season expected on Tuesday. Skies on Monday night are expected to be partly cloudy with low temperatures between 25 and 30 Degrees. Tuesday is expected to be a sunny and cold day across the entire area. High temperatures Tuesday will struggle to make it to between 35 and 40 Degrees. A northwest wind gusting up to 25 mph at times will lead to wind chill temperatures in the upper 20s during Tuesday. Clear skies with cold temperatures are expected on Tuesday night. Low temperatures will be between 20 and 25 Degrees. Wednesday & Thanksgiving Day: An area of high pressure promises to bring nice weather for both Wednesday and Thanksgiving Day making for ideal travel conditions both days. Lots of sunshine is expected on both Wednesday and Thanksgiving Day. High temperatures Wednesday will be between 40 and 45 Degrees. High temperatures on Thanksgiving Day will be between 50 and 55 Degrees. Friday & Friday Night: A frontal system is expected to move across the region during the first half of Friday. This means that rain showers are likely throughout Friday morning into early Friday afternoon. Once that front moves through, a shot of colder air could cause the showers to end as snow showers across the area during late Friday afternoon and Friday evening. In fact, a dusting of snow is a possibility in the Worcester Hills and the Berkshires from any snow showers late Friday afternoon and Friday evening. High temperatures Friday will be near 45 Degrees with temperatures falling into the 30s during the mid and late afternoon hours. On Friday night, some scattered snow showers are expected during the evening with partly cloudy skies expected after midnight. Low temperatures Friday night will be near 25 Degrees. Saturday & Sunday: A brisk west to northwest wind flow will bring some cold temperatures on Saturday, along with some instability. This means that a mixture of sunshine and clouds can be expected on Saturday with some scattered afternoon snow showers possible. High temperatures Saturday will be between 35 and 40 Degrees. Turning to next Sunday, it appears that skies will be partly sunny with continued cold temperatures. High temperatures next Sunday will be near 40 Degrees.

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