For This Afternoon Through Tonight: Clouds will continue to increase and thicken this afternoon as what is left of Nestor continues to move up the East Coast of the United States.
As of late this morning, rain had pushed as far north as Philadelphia and we should see light rain overspread all of Western Mass between 3 and 5 pm or so this afternoon. Light rain is then expected to overspread Central Mass between about 6 pm and 8 pm this evening. The light rain is then expected to continue through this evening before ending just after midnight tonight.
As I mentioned yesterday, the rain that will be moving into Southern New England this afternoon will be running into some dry air & may have a hard time making it as far north as the upper Pioneer Valley and northern Worcester County. With that said, there seems to be enough support in the data that suggests at least some light rain across Western and Central Mass late this afternoon and this evening.
High temperatures this afternoon will be between 55 and 60 Degrees. Low temperatures tonight will be near 40 Degrees.
Monday: The remains of Nestor will push out to sea during Monday as an area of high pressure builds back into the region. Some morning cloudiness will give way to sunshine by late morning. Partly sunny skies are then expected during Monday afternoon. High temperatures Monday will be between 60 and 65 Degrees.
Monday Night: An easterly wind flow is expected to set up across the region on Monday night. This will lead to an increase in clouds after midnight Monday night. In addition, some areas of drizzle could occur after midnight across Central Mass. Low temperatures Monday night will range from 35 to 40 Degrees across Western Mass to 40 to 45 Degrees across Central Mass.
Tuesday and Wednesday: That easterly wind glow will lead to low clouds and areas of drizzle to impact a large part of Western and Central Mass during Tuesday morning.
During Tuesday afternoon, a cold front will approach the area from the west. Out ahead of the front, I expect to see scattered shower activity across the entire area. High temperatures Tuesday afternoon will be between 55 and 60 Degrees.
That cold front will push across southern New England during Tuesday night before pushing off to our east on Wednesday morning. A steady rain is expected throughout Tuesday night, which may last well into the first part of Wednesday morning before ending from west to east during the mid and late morning hours of Wednesday. Around one half of an inch of rainfall is expected on Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning.
Skies are expected to become partly sunny during Wednesday afternoon with high temperatures between 60 and 65 Degrees. In addition, west winds will gust up to 20 to 30 mph at times on Wednesday afternoon.
Thursday: An area of high pressure will give the area plenty of sunshine on Thursday with high temperatures between 60 and 65 Degrees.
Friday Through Saturday: Another frontal system will slowly push across Western and Central Mass during Friday night and Saturday morning. This means that Friday will probably start out sunny, but will end cloudy along with some late day showers. Scattered showers are then expected on Friday night and Saturday morning. Once the front pushes off of the coast, I expect skies to gradually become partly sunny during Saturday afternoon.
High temperatures Friday will be between 60 and 65 Degrees. Low temperatures Friday night will be near 45 Degrees. High temperatures Saturday will be between 55 and 60 Degrees.
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