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Very Windy & Very Mild On Monday With Showers Expected Across Western & Central Mass

For The Rest Of Today: A weak weather disturbance will pass across northern New England this afternoon. The main effect from this system will be clouds and it seems likely that we will see lots of clouds mixed with some sunshine throughout the rest of today. In addition, a passing snow shower or two is possible late afternoon and this evening across the Berkshires and the northern Worcester Hills. High temperatures this afternoon will be near 40 Degrees. Tonight & Sunday: An area of high pressure is expected to move into the area for tonight and Sunday. Any leftover isolated snow shower activity across the northern Worcester Hills and the Berkshires will end this evening with skies becoming clear to partly cloudy after midnight tonight. Low temperatures tonight will be between 25 and 30 Degrees. Sunday is expected to be a sunny to partly sunny day with high temperatures between 40 and 45 Degrees. Very Windy & Very Mild With Showers Expected On Monday: An area of low pressure is expected to pass well west and north of our area during Monday and Monday night. This type of storm track will put Western and Central Mass in a very mild southwesterly wind flow, which will help to boost our afternoon temperatures into the 60 to 65 Degree range. In addition to the very mild temperatures, it is expected to be very windy during Monday afternoon and Monday evening with south to southwest winds gusting up to 40 to 50 mph at times. A few rain showers are expected during Monday morning with a time span of a few hours during the afternoon where it could be rain free, but still very windy and very mild with generally cloudy skies. By Monday evening, a strong cold front is expected to traverse Western and Central Mass. This cold front is likely to be accompanied by a line of heavy showers and possible thunderstorms during Monday evening, which will contain very gusty winds and a sharp drop in temperatures from the 60s to the upper 30s to low 40s by midnight. The strong cold front will push off to the east by late Monday night and this will lead to the shower activity ending by 2-3 am or so Monday night. Low temperatures by Tuesday morning will be between 25 and 30 Degrees. Tuesday: A brief break between storm systems is expected on Tuesday with sunshine and colder temperatures expected. High temperatures Tuesday will be between 35 and 40 Degrees. Plowable Amounts Of Snow Likely For Wednesday & Wednesday Night: It is looking increasingly more likely that a widespread snowfall will occur across Western and Central Mass during Wednesday and Wednesday night and it appears it’ll be enough of an accumulation to plow. A frontal system is expected to be set up near and just to the south of Southern New England by the middle part of the week. This front will act as a boundary between very mild air across the southeastern United States into the Mid-Atlantic states and some very cold air positioned across southeastern Canada and northern New England. It is expected that an area of low pressure will move along this frontal boundary during Wednesday and Wednesday night. It appears that the track of this low pressure system may be such that a mix with sleet and rain may not even occur across a majority of Western and Central Mass, but instead that the precipitation stays as all snow. Snow looks to begin across all of Western and Central Mass probably during the 8 to 10 am time frame on Wednesday morning. The snow is then expected to continue through all of Wednesday afternoon and all of Wednesday evening before the snow comes to an end after midnight Wednesday night. As For Possible Snow Accumulations – My thinking right now is for a widespread 3 to 6 inch snowfall across Western and Central Mass. Obviously, not a big snowstorm by any means, but it’ll still be enough to cause slippery roads throughout Wednesday and Wednesday night across the entire area. Also, the snow will definitely make it look much more like Christmas across the region. Nevertheless, I am keeping close tabs on both this storm and also the storm for Monday and I will have frequent updates on both as needed. Thursday: Another short break between storm systems is expected on Thursday with a mixture of sunshine and clouds expected and high temperatures near 35 Degrees. Friday To Next Sunday: It still looks like that there will be two more storms to keep an eye on for late next week and next weekend. The first storm to watch is expected for Friday as an area of low pressure pushes across central or southern New England. Temperatures could be mild enough so that even though the precipitation may start as snow on Friday morning, it could quickly change to rain during Friday afternoon and evening. A second storm system could bring more rain for late next Saturday night through next Sunday. At this point though, we’ll take things storm to storm and not get ahead of ourselves too much. Thank You: As always, I thank you for your continued support. If it were not for you, I would not be able to do a job that I love so very much – forecasting the weather for Western and Central Mass. If you have not done so already, please consider donating to help alleviate the costs required for producing these weather forecasts for Western and Central Mass. Thank you so much in advance!!

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