I am keeping a very close eye on Tropical Storm Isaias, which is now approaching the Bahamas. Current forecast trends are for Isaias to not only strengthen into a hurricane over the next couple of days, but to also track northward along the East Coast of the United States this weekend into early next week. This means that Isaias may track very near, if not right over some part of Southern New England on Monday night and Tuesday. What does this mean for our weather? For Western & Central Mass, it means that a wind-swept heavy rain may overspread Western and especially Central Mass on Monday night and continue into Tuesday. How much rain falls will depend highly on the exact track of Isaias. Also, the strength of the wind will also heavily depend on the exact track of the storm. For Coastal Southern New England, A heavy wind-swept rain is expected beginning Monday night and continue into Tuesday. Based on the current trends in the weather forecast model guidance, it appears that the center of Isaias may track right across the Cape. If this occurs, then winds of up to 55 to 75 mph would be possible across the Cape with 35 to 55 mph winds possible along the South Coast of New England, as well as across coastal Eastern Mass. Needless to say, I am watching Isaias extremely closely and will have updates for you in the coming days. 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!