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Rain Tonight & Wednesday Will Be Followed By Sunshine Thu & Fri Across Western & Central Mass

For Tonight Through Wednesday: A frontal system will slowly move eastward tonight and Wednesday across New York State and New England. By Wednesday night, this frontal system will be located to the east of our area. Rain is expected throughout the night tonight right through the day on Wednesday before it tapers off to scattered showers by Wednesday evening. All rainfall will come to an end by midnight Wednesday night. Rainfall totals are expected to range between three quarters of an inch (0.75”) and one and one quarter of an inch (1.25”) across the entire area. Low temperatures tonight will be near 45 Degrees. High temperatures Wednesday will be between 50 and 55 Degrees. Winds tonight will be Southeast at 5 to 10 mph. Winds on Wednesday will be Southeast at 5 to 10 mph. Thursday Through Friday: An area of high pressure will control the weather from Thursday through Friday. Thursday will be a sunny to partly sunny day with high temperatures near 50 Degrees. Winds will be Northwest at 10 to 20 mph. Clear to partly cloudy skies are expected on Thursday night with low temperatures near 30 Degrees. Sunny to partly sunny skies are expected on Friday with high temperatures between 40 and 45 Degrees. This Weekend: The weather pattern this weekend looks very complicated with an area of high pressure located over southern Quebec and northern New England, an area of low pressure over the Ohio Valley and a retrograding low pressure system over the western Atlantic. The position and strength of the high pressure system to our north will be important because a stronger high pressure ridge would deflect any precipitation from the Ohio Valley low pressure system to our south. That said, the entire area will be under the influence of a persistent easterly wind flow. This could lead to enough moisture producing to lead to a light rain-snow mix or light snow to occur at times from Saturday night through Sunday night and even into Monday. That said, some of the weather forecast guidance do show a scenario of a weaker high pressure ridge leading to that Ohio Valley low pressure system to track near the south coast of New England causing several inches of snow to occur from Sunday through Monday. For now, my thinking is for the following: Cloudy skies are expected on Saturday with high temperatures between 35 and 40 Degrees. Some intermittent light snow is possible at times for Saturday night, Sunday and Sunday night. Any accumulations should be light (maybe 1 to 2 inches of accumulation) and at this point the highest chances for any snow looks to occur across Central Mass with Western Mass probably staying dry, but cloudy. Low temperatures Saturday night will be near 30 Degrees. High temperatures Sunday will be near 35 Degrees. Low temperatures Sunday night will be near 30 Degrees.

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