A mixture of sun and clouds are expected This Afternoon across Western and Central Mass. Temperatures this afternoon will peak out in the mid 50s. It will continue to be windy with northwest winds gusting up to 30 mph at times. Clear to partly cloudy skies are expected Tonight with low temperatures between 25 and 30 Degrees. Easter Sunday will start out with some sunshine, however, skies will quickly become cloudy. In addition, a passing shower or two is possible during the afternoon. High temperatures Sunday will be between 55 and 60 Degrees.
Monday looks like a very busy weather day across the entire area. A powerful storm system is expected to move into the Great Lakes during Monday. This storm is expected to bring Western and Central Mass a lot of wind, as well as showers and thunderstorms, some of which could be strong to severe. Wind: South winds are expected to gust up to 25 to 35 mph during the morning and then gust up to 50 to 60 mph during the afternoon. These very strong wind gusts during Monday afternoon will have the capability of downing tree limbs and powerlines across the entire area; therefore, some power outages are a possibility. Thunderstorms: Showers will overspread the region by early Monday morning & then continue throughout the day on Monday. Thunderstorms are expected to spread into Western Mass by mid to late morning & then spread into Central Mass by about midday. The thunderstorm activity is then expected to continue through the early to mid afternoon hours before ending by late afternoon. Given the combination of very strong winds in the low to mid-levels of the atmosphere, strong amounts of wind shear & some unstable air, the potential is certainly there for some of the thunderstorms to be strong to severe with very strong wind gusts the main threat. The cold front with this very strong storm system will move through during Monday evening & much drier air will move in during Monday night & Tuesday. Thank you for reading my latest forecast for Western and Central Mass. I do not charge for this information, but I am asking for donations to offset operating costs. All donations go to directly offsetting my costs of running Route 20 Weather which include (but not limited to) website hosting & bandwidth, subscriptions to weather data services, as well as electricity and broadband internet. Any amount that you can donate is truly appreciated! Donations can be made by PayPal using E-Mail address email@example.com or by going to https://www.route20weather.com/donate . If you would rather donate by check or money order, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org & I can send you my mailing address. Thank you again for your support of Route 20 Weather!