For This Afternoon: Cloudy skies are expected for this afternoon with temperatures in the middle 40s. Tonight Through Thursday: Spotty light rain is expected this evening with the steady, heavy rain expected from after midnight tonight into Thursday morning. A cold front is expected to push through the region late tonight and early Thursday morning. Moderate to heavy rain is expected to accompany this front between about 2 am and 8 am Thursday morning. In addition, an isolated thunderstorm or two is also possible very late tonight and early Thursday morning. The rain will quickly end by 9-10 am Thursday morning with some sunshine possible during Thursday afternoon. Temperatures tonight will be in the low 40s. Temperatures on Thursday will start out in the mid to upper 40s during the morning, but will fall into the upper 30s during the afternoon. Southeast winds will gust up to 30 to 40 mph at times tonight. On Thursday, South winds will gust up to 30 to 40 mph during the morning with West winds gusting up to 30 to 40 mph during the afternoon. Friday: A mixture of sunshine and clouds is expected on Friday and it will be colder with high temperatures near 35 Degrees. This Weekend: A sunny, but chilly weekend is expected across Western and Central Mass. High temperatures on both Saturday and Sunday will be between 30 and 35 Degrees. Thank you for reading my latest 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 donate by 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!