For The Rest Of Today: Plenty of sunshine is expected throughout the rest of this morning through midday. Some mid and upper level clouds may dim the sun after 2 pm this afternoon. In addition, light winds will become southerly at around 10 mph this afternoon. The combination of sunshine and the southerly winds will help to drive temperatures to near 35 Degrees this afternoon.
Tonight: Temperatures tonight are expected to remain in the low to mid 30s across Western and Central Mass. Skies will become cloudy by midnight and some drizzle is possible very late tonight. I do think that any rain will hold off until daylight on Monday.
Monday: Rain will overspread Western and Central Mass from south to north during the morning. During Monday afternoon, rain, which will be heavy at times, is expected across the entire area. Rainfall amounts during the day Monday will average between one half of an inch (0.50) and one inch (1.00).
High temperatures Monday will be between 50 and 55 Degrees. These very mild temperatures combined with the rainfall will not only melt a large amount of our snow pack, but also will cause some urban and poor drainage flooding.
Monday Night Through Tuesday: Rain, which will be heavy at times, will continue throughout Monday evening. There is likely to be a break in the rainfall from about midnight Monday night through much of Tuesday morning. A second round of rain is then expected for Tuesday afternoon. Additional rainfall amounts Monday night and Tuesday will average between one half of an inch (0.50”) and one inch (1.00”).
Temperatures on Monday night will remain in the 50s. High temperatures Tuesday will be between 55 and 60 Degrees.
The combination of the continued very mild temperatures and the additional rain will continue to rapidly melt our snow pack. In addition to this, some urban and poor drainage flooding is expected on Monday night and Tuesday.
Tuesday Night Through Wednesday Morning: A cold front is expected to move through Western and Central Mass during Tuesday evening. It also appears that the front will remain near our area through much of Wednesday. This will lead to precipitation continuing across the region while colder air moves into the area.
So, it looks likely that rain will change to snow across Western and Central Mass between about 7 pm and 9 pm Tuesday evening. Snow is then expected to continue throughout the night on Tuesday night right into Wednesday morning. The snow will come to an end around midday Wednesday.
Total snowfall amounts for Tuesday night through Wednesday is expected to average between 1 and 3 inches across the entire area.
Thursday: An area of high pressure will build into the area during Thursday. This means that skies on Thursday will be sunny to partly sunny and it will be cold with high temperatures near 30 Degrees.
Friday Through Saturday: Another coastal storm system is expected to impact our area for Saturday. At this time, it looks like the precipitation type will be mostly all rain.
So, I expect increasing clouds on Friday with high temperatures between 35 and 40 Degrees.
Rain likely will develop across Western and Central Mass late Friday night and continue through all day Saturday.
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