For The Rest Of Today: Leftover precipitation in the form of snow north of the Mass Pike & a messy mixture along and south of the Mass Pike will end by 9-10 am this morning.
Once this precipitation ends, we will turn our attention to a cold front which will bring with it quickly falling temperatures & strong, gusty winds behind it. It looks like this cold front will push through Western and Central Mass during the mid and late morning hours. So, the high temperatures of 40 to 45 Degrees for today will occur this morning with temperatures falling through the 30s this afternoon.
Winds will shift into a northwest direction by mid to late morning and will become strong and gusty. I expect northwest winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 to 50 mph from late this morning through this afternoon. The strong, gusty winds combined with the falling temperatures will make it feel miserable outside this afternoon due to wind chill temperatures in the teens to low 20s.
Finally, some scattered snow shower activity is a possibility this afternoon across the area.
Tonight: Cold and windy weather is expected tonight across Western and Central Mass under clear to partly cloudy skies. Low temperatures tonight will be near 15 Degrees. Northwest winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph are expected throughout the night tonight.
The combination of gusty winds and falling temperatures will lead to wind chill temperatures of Zero to 10 above zero this evening and 5 to 10 below zero from after midnight tonight through sunrise Friday morning.
Friday: A sunny to partly sunny, but cold day is expected on Friday. High temperatures Friday will struggle to reach 25 Degrees. In addition, northwest winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph will produce wind chill temperatures of Zero to 10 above zero throughout the day Friday.
Friday Night: An area of high pressure will move right over the area on Friday night. This will lead to the winds decreasing substantially & the skies to be clear throughout the night. Low temperatures Friday night will be between 2 below zero and 4 above zero.
Snow Saturday Afternoon & Early Saturday Evening Will Change To Sleet & Rain Saturday Night: One area of low pressure will move into the eastern Great Lakes by Saturday afternoon. Meanwhile, a second low pressure will take shape near the Cape on Saturday night and move into the Gulf of Maine and towards Nova Scotia on Sunday.
Snow will overspread Western Mass between about 2 and 3 pm Saturday afternoon and then overspread Central Mass by about 3 to 4 pm Saturday afternoon. It is expected that the snow will continue into early Saturday evening before it changes to a mixture of rain and sleet between 9 pm and midnight Saturday night.
A rain-sleet mixture is then expected throughout the rest of Saturday night before it comes to an end just after sunrise Sunday morning.
My forecast snowfall amounts can be found with the map below.
Even though this still does not look like a big snowfall for the area, it is still expected to be enough to make things quite messy on Saturday afternoon and Saturday night.
Monday Through Wednesday: Sunny weather with cold temperatures are expected for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. High temperatures Monday will be near 25 Degrees. High temperatures Tuesday will be between 20 and 25 Degrees. High temperatures Wednesday will be near 25 Degrees.
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