For The Rest Of Today: A very nice rest of the day is expected across Western and Central Mass with plenty of sunshine forecast. High temperatures this afternoon will be between 45 and 50 Degrees. Southwest winds are expected to gust up to 20 to 25 mph at times.
Tonight: An Arctic cold front is expected to move through southern New England from north to south between about 10 pm and 1 am tonight. This front will be accompanied by a band of clouds and that’s about it.
Behind the front, much colder air will push into Western and Central Mass after midnight on gusty north to northwest winds. Wind gusts of up to 25 to 35 mph are expected late tonight.
Low temperatures tonight will be near 20 Degrees with wind chill temperatures in the single numbers to low teens late tonight.
Saturday: An area of high pressure will gradually push into our area during Saturday. A much colder day is expected on Saturday with plenty of sunshine forecast. High temperatures Saturday will be between 34 and 38 Degrees. North to northwest winds are expected to gust up to 30 to 40 mph during the morning with diminishing winds expected during the afternoon. Wind chill temperatures of 5 to 10 Degrees are expected on Saturday morning.
Saturday Night: A clear and cold night is expected on Saturday night with low temperatures between 12 and 17 Degrees.
Sunday: An area of low pressure will be strengthening off of the North Carolina coast on Sunday. Even though skies will be partly sunny on Sunday, we will be watching a gradual increase in high and mid-levels clouds throughout the day.
High temperatures Sunday will be between 38 and 42 Degrees.
Sunday Night: The weather forecast for Sunday night is a tricky one and does have uncertainty attached to it.
That low pressure system will be slowly moving northeastward during Sunday night. Precipitation associated with this storm system will gradually push northward into southern New England during the overnight hours.
There are two questions surrounding Sunday night’s forecast – The first is how far west will the precipitation spread and the second is will there be any freezing rain across Central or Western Mass.
At this point, I think that precipitation in the form of freezing rain will push into Central Mass around midnight Sunday night and may push into parts of Western Mass very late Sunday night.
Even though it currently looks like freezing rain may occur over parts of Western and Central Mass late Sunday night, a temperature of just a couple of degrees warmer than what is currently forecast would lead to rain rather than freezing rain.
Should we see freezing rain late Sunday night, it will be light in intensity, however, it will be just enough to cause some slow going travel for Monday morning’s commute.
Low temperatures Sunday night will be between 28 and 32 Degrees.
Monday & Monday Night: That low pressure system is expected to pass to the southeast of Nantucket during Monday.
Any leftover freezing rain will change to rain between 7 and 9 am Monday morning. From there, light rain is expected across all of Western and Central Mass throughout the rest of the day Monday. High temperatures Monday will be in the low 40s and it will feel quite raw throughout the day.
That low pressure system will begin to move away on Monday night. Light rain is expected to continue on Monday evening with the rain ending after midnight Monday night. Colder air is expected to be moving in near the end of this storm, so a very brief changeover to some light snow and freezing rain is possible before the precipitation ends after midnight. Low temperatures Monday night will be between 28 and 32 Degrees.
Tuesday: A cloudy day is expected on Tuesday with high temperatures near 45 Degrees.
Wednesday: An upper level low pressure system will move across southern New England on Wednesday. This means that skies on Wednesday will be cloudy. In addition, a few rain showers are possible, especially during the afternoon. High temperatures Wednesday will be between 40 and 45 Degrees.
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