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Snow Showers This Evening & Then A Period Of Light Snow Monday Night Across Western & Central Mass

For This Afternoon: Cloudy skies are expected this afternoon as an area of high pressure pushes off to the east and a cold front approaches from the west. High temperatures this afternoon will be between 30 and 35 Degrees. Tonight: A cold front is expected to cross the region this evening. It looks likely that snow showers will accompany the front and thus I expect fairly widespread snow showers this evening across the entire area. Snow amounts this evening will average between a dusting and about a half an inch of snow. That front moves offshore after midnight tonight with colder air moving in. Low temperatures tonight will be near 15 Degrees. Monday: An area of high pressure will build into the area during Monday. I expect a mixture of sunshine and clouds throughout Monday with high temperatures between 25 and 30 Degrees. Monday Night & Tuesday: An area of low pressure is expected to move from the eastern Great Lakes through central New England on Monday night and Tuesday morning. It looks like light snow will overspread all of Western and Central Mass by midnight Monday night and then continue through the after midnight hours of Monday night. This light snow will come to an end around sunrise Tuesday morning. Snowfall amounts late Monday night into early Tuesday morning look to average between 1 and 2 inches across the entire area. This looks like it’ll be a very light and fluffy snow that will be extremely easy to shovel. The rest of Tuesday looks like it will feature a mixture of sunshine and clouds with high temperatures between 35 and 40 Degrees. Wednesday & Wednesday Night: Another area of high pressure will build into the area on Wednesday with sunny to partly sunny skies and windy conditions expected. High temperatures Wednesday will be near 25 Degrees. Wind chill temperatures on Wednesday will be near Zero. A clear, windy and very cold night is expected on Wednesday night. Low temperatures Wednesday night will be near Zero with wind chill temperatures of near 20 below zero expected. Thursday & Friday: That high pressure system will gradually move to the east during Thursday into Friday. Another cold and windy, but sunny day is expected on Thursday. High temperatures Thursday will be between 20 and 25 Degrees. Wind chill temperatures Thursday will start out between 15 and 20 below zero in the morning and then be near zero during the afternoon. Partly cloudy skies are expected on Thursday night with low temperatures near 10 Degrees. An Arctic cold front will push through the region on Friday bringing with it some snow shower activity during the afternoon. High temperatures Friday will be near 30 Degrees. Next Weekend: I am closely watching a storm system that is expected to take shape near the southeastern coast of the United States on Friday and then head northeastward as we get into Friday night and Saturday. There continues to be a high degree of uncertainty as to the exact track of this storm system. Because of this, how big of an impact this potential storm may have on our area remains uncertain. Everything from a complete miss to a major snowstorm is on the table right now. The only certain thing right now is that a track either right over southern New England to the west of New England seems unlikely and because of this, rain or ice looks unlikely this time around. What we do need to figure out is how close this storm system may get to our area because the closer it gets the more snow we will receive. Another thing to point out is that this could be a very intense storm system and strong winds may accompany the storm as well. My recommendation at this stage of the game is to prepare for at least some snow accumulation on Saturday and Saturday night with improving conditions on Sunday. With that said, my expectations for this storm to bring us heavy amounts of snow is quite low given the way storms have tracked so far this winter. Bottom line is that I am watching this potential storm extremely closely and will have many more updates for you as needed.

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