Rain, Heavy At Times, All Day Sunday Across Western & Central Mass

For The Rest Of Today: An area of high pressure will be located to our northwest the rest of today. This means that there will be an abundant amount of sunshine the rest of today. High temperatures this afternoon will be near 60 Degrees.

Tonight: Skies are expected to start out partly cloudy this evening, but will quickly become cloudy by midnight. An area of low pressure will begin to approach the region later tonight. This means that scattered showers will overspread Western and Central Mass after midnight tonight. In addition, a steady rain will develop across the entire area around sunrise Sunday morning. Low temperatures tonight will be near 40 Degrees.

Sunday: Rain is expected all day on Sunday across all of Western and Central Mass as an area of low pressure crosses southern New England. In addition, the rain will be heavy at times during Sunday afternoon. Total rainfall amounts on Sunday will be between one inch (1.00”) and one and one half inches (1.50”). High temperatures Sunday will be near 50 Degrees.

Sunday Night: As that low pressure system moves to our east, rain is expected to come to an end during Sunday evening. Low temperatures Sunday night will be between 40 and 45 Degrees.

Monday Through Tuesday: Low-level moisture and an east to northeast wind will lead to cloudy skies with areas of drizzle and perhaps a shower or two during Monday, Monday night and Tuesday. While it’s not expected to be a washout by any means, Monday and Tuesday are expected to be dank and dreary across Western and Central Mass.

High temperatures Monday will be between 55 and 60 Degrees. Low temperatures Monday night will be near 45 Degrees. High temperatures Tuesday will be between 55 and 60 Degrees.

Wednesday: Wednesday looks a little drier with generally a mixture of sunshine and clouds expected. High temperatures Wednesday will be near 65 Degrees.

Halloween Day & Halloween Night: An area of low pressure and its associated frontal system is expected to cross southern New England either during Halloween afternoon or during Halloween night.

It currently looks like Halloween Day will start out with an increase in clouds with some scattered showers expected during the late morning hours. This scattered shower activity will continue through the afternoon hours. High temperatures on Halloween Day will be near 60 Degrees.

A steady rain will overspread Western and Central Mass at some point on Halloween night. The weather forecast guidance continue to have differences as to when exactly the rain will begin. Some guidance indicates rain will move in during the late afternoon and evening hours of Halloween. Other weather guidance points to the steady rain holding off until after midnight Halloween night.

At this point, unfortunately, I still think that the steady rain will overspread Western and Central Mass by about 6 pm Halloween evening and then continue all night Halloween night. The rain actually looks to continue right through Friday morning before gradually ending during Friday afternoon.

Low temperatures Halloween night will be between 45 and 50 Degrees. High temperatures Friday will be between 55 and 60 Degrees.

Looking Ahead To Early November: There are strong signals in the data that suggest an upper level trough of low pressure will set up from the Great Lakes states into New England during the first full week of November. This means that our overall weather pattern may change towards one that is slightly colder than average with overall high temperatures in the 45 to 55 Degree range and low temperatures in the low to mid 30s throughout the first week of November.

In addition to this, there are some signs in the data that suggest that parts of Western and Central Mass may see the first snowflakes of the season sometime between November 7 and November 9. It’s definitely nothing to worry about, but it is something that will be monitored.

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