Obviously, Western and Central Mass will not see the amounts of rain that were previously forecast. Here are the reasons why:
First is that the ocean storm didn't track as close to southern New England as I thought it would at this time yesterday. This slightly further offshore storm track has led to a majority of the rainfall to remain mostly across southeastern Mass, southern Rhode Island and eastern Connecticut.
The second reason is that the atmosphere stayed much drier than what was previously forecast thanks to a high pressure system over southeastern Canada. That high pressure system has actually helped to "dry up" any bands of rain that are pushing westward towards southern New England.
This storm from the very beginning was going to be a huge bug-a-boo with a lot of uncertainty as to how far the rain pushed into our area. This uncertainty definitely panned out into what ended up being a much nicer day than what was previously forecast.
From here on out, it looks like skies tonight and Friday will be cloudy with a continuation of gusty east to northeast winds. In addition, there will likely be a bit of rain from time to time tonight through Friday, however, the rain intensity will be on the light side and will be spotty, especially across Western Mass.
The clouds will hang on through Saturday, but any spotty leftover rain will end by Friday evening. Skies are still expected to be sunny to partly sunny on Sunday.