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Rain, Heavy At Times Expected, From Mid-Afternoon Today Through This Evening

For The Rest Of This Morning Into Early This Afternoon: Low clouds are locked into place across Western and Central Mass due to an easterly wind flow. I expect that we will continue to see low clouds with areas of fog across the area throughout the rest of this morning. In addition, some drizzle can be expected from time to time and freezing drizzle is possible in the Berkshires this morning where temperatures will be near freezing.

Light rain will develop across Western Mass early this afternoon & the heavier rainfall is expected to remain to our west through early afternoon.

From Mid-Afternoon Today Through Tonight: A period of heavy rain is expected across Western and Central Mass from late this afternoon through this evening.

This is expected to be a quick-hitting storm with a majority of the rainfall expected in a 3 to 6 hour period between 5 pm and 10 pm across Western Mass and between 6 pm and 11 pm across Central Mass.

Total rainfall amounts of between one inch (1.00”) and one and one half inches (1.50”) are expected with up to one inch of that rain falling in about a 3 hour period. This will likely lead to localized urban, highway and poor drainage flooding.

In addition, a rumble or two of thunder is also possible late this afternoon through this evening across the entire area.

The rain will quickly come to an end by 11 pm across Western Mass and by midnight across Central Mass.

High temperatures this afternoon will be between 40 and 45 Degrees. Low temperatures tonight will be between 30 and 35 Degrees.

Sunday: An area of low pressure will be moving through Maine and towards Atlantic Canada during Sunday.

A mixture of sunshine and clouds is expected throughout Sunday and there may be some scattered rain shower activity from time to time. High temperatures Sunday will be between 40 and 45 Degrees.

Monday: A mixture of sunshine and clouds is expected on Monday. In addition, some scattered showers are possible from time to time. High temperatures Monday will be between 40 and 45 Degrees.

Tuesday Through Friday: Another very quiet week in terms of weather is expected across Western and Central Mass.

Tuesday is expected to be partly sunny with high temperatures between 35 and 40 Degrees.

Wednesday is expected to be partly sunny with high temperatures between 35 and 40 Degrees.

Thursday is expected to be sunny to partly sunny with high temperatures between 30 and 35 Degrees.

Friday looks partly sunny with high temperatures between 35 and 40 Degrees.

The Next Chance For A Storm still looks to be between next Saturday and next Sunday as an area of low pressure may make its way up the East Coast of the United States. At this point, it’s way too soon to tell whether this storm will bring all snow, all rain or something in-between. In fact, there’s even a possibility that this storm may even move to our south and bring us nothing. Two things:

First is that know that I am keeping a very close eye on this possible storm & I will continue to have updates for you as needed.

Second thing is IGNORE any posts on social media that already show forecast snow totals for next weekend. I can tell you by looking at all of the data this morning that even though this is a storm to definitely watch, it is way too soon to even discuss snow totals. The track of this possible storm hasn’t even been ironed out yet and the weather forecast guidance that I look have possibilities that range from a rain storm to several inches of snow to nothing at all from this storm.

Thank you for reading my latest forecast for Western and Central Mass.

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