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Rain For Thursday Night Into Friday Morning; Windy On Friday Night & Saturday

For The Rest Of Today: Plenty of sunshine is expected for the rest of today thanks to a ridge of high pressure that will be centered over southern New England. High temperatures this afternoon will be between 50 and 55 Degrees.

Tonight: That ridge of high pressure will continue to control our weather tonight with clear to partly cloudy skies expected. Low temperatures tonight will be between 28 and 32 Degrees.

Thursday: Thursday is expected to start out with some filtered sunshine through high and mid-level clouds. Skies will become cloudy by Thursday afternoon with rain not developing until early Thursday evening. This means that a majority of Thursday will be dry. High temperatures Thursday will be in the upper 40s.

Thursday Night Through Friday Morning: An area of low pressure will move due northward into New England from the Mid-Atlantic states during Thursday night. The track of this low pressure system is such that rain will overspread a large part of Western and Central Mass between 5 pm and 8 pm Thursday and then continue throughout Thursday night and a good part of Friday morning.

The exception to this may be across the Berkshires and the northern Worcester Hills where the precipitation may start out as some snow or a snow-rain mix during Thursday evening before changing to all rain after midnight Thursday night. A slushy inch or so of snow accumulation is possible across the higher elevations of the northern Worcester Hills and across the Berkshires on Thursday evening.

Friday Afternoon & Friday Night: Steady rain will come to an end by Friday afternoon with some scattered showers expected during Friday afternoon. High temperatures Friday afternoon will be between 45 and 50 Degrees. In addition, it will become windy during Friday afternoon with west to northwest winds gusting to 30 mph.

Friday night will feature varying amounts of clouds and some scattered snow showers are possible. Low temperatures Friday night will be in the low 30s. It will also be windy on Friday night with west to northwest winds gusting to 35 to 40 mph.

Saturday will be a windy day with west to northwest winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 to 45 mph. In addition, skies will be partly sunny on Saturday with high temperatures between 40 and 45 Degrees.

Sunday: A sunny to partly sunny day is expected on Sunday with high temperatures near 55 Degrees.

Next Week’s Weather: The weather for next week looks quite “interesting” as colder air will be working southward into Western and Central Mass while at the same time areas of low pressure will moving along a stationary frontal boundary that will be located to our south.

What this means is that we are going to have to really watch and see how close these low pressure systems get to our area and how much cold air may be available when they move through. The weather forecast guidance are in very poor agreement with the track of next week’s low pressure system with some of the guidance keeping our area dry. Other weather forecast guidance, however, forecasts a close enough pass to bring Western and Central Mass snow or a snow-rain mix between Monday night and Wednesday morning. At this point, it is way too soon to determine what impacts, if any, the area of low pressure will have on our weather. Be aware though that there is the possibility for some snow across our area starting on Monday night and continuing through at least Tuesday and possibly lasting into part of Wednesday morning.

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