For The Rest Of Today: A large high pressure system will build across the region the rest of today and it will provide sunny skies across all of Western and Central Mass. Record cold temperatures are expected with afternoon high temperatures of only 25 to 30 Degrees.
Northwest winds are expected to gust up to 25 to 35 mph and will lead to wind chill temperatures of 10 to 15 Degrees.
Tonight: That high pressure system will bring clear skies and light winds to Western and Central Mass tonight. Record low temperatures of 10 to 15 Degrees are expected. The record low temperature tonight is 10 Degrees in Worcester and 15 Degrees in Springfield. Both of these record low temperatures will likely be either tied or broken.
Thursday: That high pressure system will begin to move to our east during Thursday. After a very cold start to the day, afternoon high temperatures will reach between 35 and 40 Degrees.
A southerly wind flow on the backside of the high pressure system will lead to low clouds to overspread the region from south to north starting during the late morning hours and continuing into the afternoon. In addition, a very light mixture of snow and rain is possible in some parts of Western and Central Mass during the afternoon.
Thursday Night: A south to southwesterly wind flow will continue across the region on Thursday night. This means that skies will be cloudy across all of Western and Central Mass on Thursday night. In addition, some isolated rain showers are possible at times across areas south of the Mass Pike. Given that temperatures will fall back into the 25 to 30 Degree range late Thursday night, we are going to have to watch for some patchy freezing rain and freezing drizzle.
Friday Through Saturday: After a refreshingly milder day on Friday with high temperatures between 44 and 48 Degrees under partly sunny skies, a strong cold front will push across the area on Friday night. The passage of this cold front will lead to a cold day on Saturday under sunny skies. High temperatures Saturday will be near 35 Degrees. Gusty north to northwest winds late Friday night into Saturday will lead to wind chill temperatures in the single numbers and teens.
Sunday Through Next Wednesday: Sunday looks to be a dry day under partly sunny skies. High temperatures Sunday will be between 35 and 40 Degrees.
An ocean storm is forecast to move up the East Coast of the United States on Sunday night and Monday. There is a considerable amount of uncertainty with the forecast track and the subsequent impacts of this storm on our weather in Western and Central Mass. At this point, I think that this storm may come close enough to bring at least some rain to Western and Central Mass late Sunday night and Monday morning. In addition, there may be enough cold air around for some freezing rain and sleet to occur, especially in the Pioneer Valley and the Blackstone Valley late Sunday night and Monday morning.
A second coastal storm may impact our weather on Tuesday into next Wednesday bringing with it rain to much of Western and Central Mass.
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