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Showers Of Rain, Sleet & Snow The Rest Of This Afternoon

For The Rest Of This Afternoon: Scattered rain showers are expected throughout the rest of this afternoon, mainly across areas that are north of the Mass Pike. Some snow and sleet will likely mix in with the rain showers at times. Finally, an isolated thunderstorm is also possible north of the Mass Pike the rest of this afternoon. Near and south of the Mass Pike, the shower activity is expected to be isolated in nature. Temperatures the rest of this afternoon will be between 40 and 45 Degrees. Winds the rest of this afternoon will be northwest at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Tonight & Monday: An area of high pressure is expected to build into the area tonight. This means that skies tonight will be clear to partly cloudy with low temperatures between 30 and 35 Degrees. Winds tonight will be northwest at 10 to 20 mph before midnight and northwest at 5 to 10 mph. Monday looks to be a sunny to partly sunny day with high temperatures near 55 Degrees. Winds on Monday will be north at 5 to 10 mph in the morning and southeast at 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Monday Night & Tuesday Morning: A strong low pressure system is expected to track from the Mid-Atlantic coastline on Monday evening to across southern New England during Tuesday morning. This is proving to be a difficult forecast as weather guidance all have very different solutions on where the rain-sleet-snow line may set up. These differences are due to their different forecasts of where exactly the low pressure system will track across the region. Some of the weather guidance, such as the NAM model and the Canadian model forecasts a low pressure track across eastern New York State or western Mass, which would lead to rain across much of the area. The exception would be across the Berkshires and the western Hilltowns where snow would occur Monday night and Tuesday morning. Other weather guidance, such as the GFS model forecasts a low pressure track that takes it across Central Mass. This would lead to snow and sleet across the Berkshires and all of the Hilltowns in Western Mass. Snow would also occur in this scenario across the western Worcester Hills and the northern Worcester Hills. It should be noted that several inches of wet, heavy snow would occur in this scenario. Rain would likely occur elsewhere across Central Mass (especially south of Route 9) in this scenario. Here Are My Thoughts: Given the huge discrepancy in the guidance, I’m going with a scenario that keeps accumulating snow across the Berkshires and the western hilltowns of Western Mass. Areas near and especially north of Route 2 also could see accumulating snow late Monday night and Tuesday morning. Here Is My Forecast For Monday Night & Tuesday Morning: For The Berkshires, The Western Hilltowns Of Western Mass & Areas Near & North Of Route 2: Snow is expected to begin by about 10-11 pm Monday night and then continue throughout the rest of the night Monday night. Snow will come to an end around sunrise Tuesday morning. Snow amounts look to be in the 1 to 3 inch range across most areas. The exception will be across the Berkshires where 3 to 5 inches of snow accumulation is expected at this time. For The Eastern Hilltowns Of Western Mass, The Worcester Hills South Of Route 2 (Including Metro Worcester): Precipitation will probably start as snow and sleet around midnight Monday night with the snow/sleet mixture continuing for a few hours after midnight Monday night. A change to rain looks likely very early Tuesday morning (4-5 am). Rain then comes to an end around sunrise Tuesday morning. Snowfall amounts of a slushy dusting to perhaps one inch looks plausible. For The Pioneer Valley, The I-84 Corridor & The Blackstone Valley: A mixture of rain and wet snow looks to begin around midnight Monday night. The mixture should change to rain shortly after midnight Monday night with rain, heavy at times, then expected to continue into early Tuesday morning. Rain is expected to come to an end around sunrise Tuesday morning. For The Rest Of The Day Tuesday: Cloudy skies are expected the rest of the day Tuesday once the precipitation ends around sunrise Tuesday morning. It will be windy on Tuesday with north winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. High temperatures Tuesday will be near 45 Degrees. Wednesday Through Friday:A stretch of more decent weather is expected for the second half of this coming week. Wednesday is expected to be partly sunny with high temperatures near 55 Degrees. Thursday is expected to be partly sunny with high temperatures near 60 Degrees. Friday is expected to be partly sunny with high temperatures near 65 Degrees.

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