For The Rest Of Today: Rain is expected throughout the rest of today across all of Western and Central Mass. The rain is expected to be heavy at times, especially during this afternoon. In addition to this, temperatures are expected to rise into the low 50s during this afternoon.
The combination of heavy rainfall, mild temperatures, high dew point temperatures and gusty south to southwest winds will lead to significant snow melt this afternoon. So, while river and stream flooding is not expected, I do think that we will see urban and poor drainage flooding across the entire area.
Dense fog will be a concern throughout the rest of today.
Tonight Through Tuesday: Rain, heavy at times, is expected to continue through this evening. The rain is then expected to come to an end for a while after midnight tonight with this break in the rainfall expected to last into Tuesday morning.
Rain shower activity will likely increase once again by mid to late afternoon Tuesday.
Temperatures tonight will remain nearly steady in the upper 40s to low 50s with temperatures rising into the mid 50s during the day Tuesday.
We will likely lose most, if not all of our snow pack by Tuesday morning. The exception may be across the hills of Western and Central Mass and northern Connecticut where some snow may remain on the ground. Urban and street flooding will remain a threat this evening and then again towards late afternoon Tuesday.
Another concern for tonight and Tuesday will be a continuation of areas of dense fog.
Tuesday Night Through Wednesday: A cold front is expected to move through Western and Central Mass during Tuesday evening. On the backside of this cold front, a piece of energy will push across the area Tuesday night into Wednesday.
This piece of energy will push snow into the area during Tuesday evening. The snow is expected to continue throughout the night on Tuesday night right into Wednesday morning. Snow is then expected to come to an end around midday Wednesday.
Total snow amounts for Tuesday night through Wednesday morning still looks to average between 1 and 3 inches across the entire area.
Even though snow amounts will be light, it will still be enough to produce slippery roads for the Wednesday morning commute, especially secondary roads and other untreated surfaces.
Low temperatures Tuesday night will be between 25 and 30 Degrees. High temperatures Wednesday will be in the low 30s.
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 Sunday: Friday will start out sunny, but skies will quickly become cloudy during the afternoon as a low pressure system begins its trip up the East Coast of the United States. High temperatures Friday will be between 35 and 40 Degrees.
Rain looks to overspread Western and Central Mass either late Friday night or early Saturday morning. The rain is then expected to continue through all day Saturday before ending towards midnight Saturday night.
Sunday looks cloudy and there will be some scattered rain shower activity.
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