For This Afternoon: Cloudy skies are expected for the rest of this afternoon across Western and Central Mass. In addition, a few showers are expected across the region. These showers will fall in the form of rain across the valleys while some snow showers are possible in the Berkshires and the hills of Western and Central Mass. Temperatures this afternoon will range from the mid 40s across the lower elevations and valleys and between 35 and 40 Degrees across the Berkshires and the hills. Tonight: A frontal boundary will push towards our area tonight bringing with it a slug of rain, some of which may be heavy at times, late tonight into Monday morning. Rain shower activity is expected to be on the increase this evening with a more steady rain expected to overspread Western and Central Mass late tonight. Low temperatures tonight will be between 40 and 45 Degrees. Monday: That frontal boundary will move through the region during Monday morning. This means that rain can be expected throughout Monday morning and it will be heavy at times. In addition, a thunderstorm or two is also possible during Monday morning as the area of heavy rain pushes through. Total rainfall amounts of up to one half of an inch (0.50”) can be expected tonight through Monday morning. The rain is expected to quickly come to an end from west to east during the early afternoon hours of Monday and skies will clear out during the late afternoon hours of Monday. High temperatures Monday will be between 50 and 55 Degrees. Southerly winds gusting up to 30 mph Monday morning will become West to Northwest and gust up to 35 mph at times during the afternoon. Tuesday: Sunny to partly sunny skies are expected on Tuesday with high temperatures between 40 and 45 Degrees. Wednesday & Wednesday Night: Cloudy skies are expected on Wednesday as a frontal boundary begins to push towards our area. Some warmer air aloft may lead to a few showers of mixed light rain and snow during the afternoon. High temperatures Wednesday will be between 40 and 45 Degrees. That frontal boundary will push across the region during Wednesday night. This means that there will be widespread rain showers throughout Wednesday night. Temperatures Wednesday night will remain in the lower 40s. Thanksgiving Day: Tough and uncertain weather forecast for Thanksgiving Day as there remains quite a bit of uncertainty in the data as to how quickly that front will push out of the area and whether some moisture and energy may be left behind. Some of the weather forecast guidance still shows some morning rain with things drying out during the afternoon. Other guidance show a second slug of light rain to push through the area during the afternoon as a new low pressure system forms to the southeast of Nantucket. And yet other guidance seems to suggest a very wet Thanksgiving Day. At this point, I definitely think it will rain throughout the morning on Thanksgiving Day. As for the afternoon hours, I think we’ll definitely see cloudy skies and for now, I’m going to lean towards the less optimistic and wetter scenario. This means, periods of rain seems probable during the afternoon hours on Thanksgiving. High temperatures Thanksgiving Day will be between 55 and 60 Degrees. Friday: That frontal system and its associated low pressure will gradually move away on Friday. I think we’ll see more clouds than sunshine on Friday and there may be a few rain showers around. High temperatures Friday will be near 55 Degrees. Thank you for reading mylatest forecast for Western and Central Mass. I do not charge for this information, but I am asking for donations to offset operating costs. All donations go to directly offsetting my costs of running Route 20 Weather which include (but not limited to) website hosting & bandwidth, subscriptions to weather data services, as well as electricity and broadband internet. Any amount that you can donate is truly appreciated! Donations can be made by PayPal using E-Mail address email@example.com or by going to https://www.route20weather.com/donate . If you would rather donateby check or money order, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org & I can send you my mailing address. Thank you again for your support of Route 20 Weather!