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Rain Is Expected Wednesday Night Into Thursday Across Western & Central Mass

Low Clouds & Fog Expected Tonight: Another night of low clouds and fog can be expected across the area due to persistent low-level moisture hanging around. Unlike last night, it appears that the black ice risk is lower due to temperatures remaining above freezing. Temperature readings should be in the 34 to 39 Degree range. Winds will be Southwest at 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday: An area of low pressure will push into the Mid-Atlantic states during Wednesday. Skies throughout the day on Wednesday will be cloudy. In addition, moisture out ahead of this storm system will lead to light rain developing during the afternoon, especially from the western Worcester Hills westward through the Pioneer Valley and the Berkshires.

High temperatures will be near 45 Degrees. Winds will be South at 5 to 10 mph.

Rain Is Expected Wednesday Night Into Thursday: That low pressure system is expected to track near the south coast of New England late Wednesday night and Thursday morning. This storm system will bring rain to the entire area throughout Wednesday night that lasts into a good part of the day on Thursday.

Fortunately, this storm system will be no where near as wet or strong as the storm back on December 18. This means a lot less rain and a lot less can be expected this time around.

This all means that steady rain will overspread all of Western and Central Mass during Wednesday evening and then continue throughout the rest of the night on Wednesday night. The rain could be moderate to heavy at times during the after midnight hours of Wednesday night. Temperatures will hold steady around 45 Degrees. Winds will be East at 5 to 10 mph.

Turning to Thursday, rain is expected to continue throughout the morning into the early afternoon hours and the rain will be moderate to heavy at times. The rain looks to come to an end during the mid and late afternoon hours.

Rainfall amounts this time around look to average between three quarters of an inch (0.75”) and one inch (1.00”). It appears that any flooding should be confined to poor drainage flooding and areas of ponding on roads and highways. A majority of the rivers and streams should remain below flood stage, but this will be something that’ll be watched, just in case.

Temperatures on Thursday will be between 45 and 50 Degrees. Winds will be East to Northeast at 5 to 10 mph.

Friday Through Saturday: A weak north to northeasterly wind flow behind that storm system will lead to light rain and drizzle persisting throughout the day on Friday. High temperatures will be between 40 and 45 Degrees.

As we get into Friday night and Saturday, it’s possible that enough colder air will infiltrate the area and combine with that north and northeast wind flow to produce some areas of light snow, light freezing rain and freezing drizzle. Overall, it shouldn’t be a big deal, but any light freezing rain or freezing drizzle could lead to some areas of slippery conditions Friday night and Saturday.

Low temperatures Friday night will be near 30 Degrees. High temperatures Saturday will be near 35 Degrees.

New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day: Partly sunny skies can be expected on New Year’s Eve with high temperatures near 40 Degrees.

No weather problems are expected for any First Night celebrations as partly cloudy skies are expected Sunday night. Low temperatures will be near 25 Degrees.

New Year’s Day looks partly sunny with high temperatures near 40 Degrees.


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