For The Rest Of Today: An area of high pressure will move off of the New England coastline today. Meanwhile, a frontal system will slowly move eastward from the Midwestern United States.
Any leftover sunshine will give way to cloudy skies by midday. Cloudy skies are then expected this afternoon and a few showers are possible this afternoon across Western Mass.
High temperatures this afternoon will be between 60 and 65 Degrees. It will also become a bit windy this afternoon with southwest winds gusting up to 20 to 25 mph at times.
Tonight: A frontal system will continue to slowly move its way eastward.
Tonight will be cloudy and there will be a few showers around from time to time. Temperatures tonight will remain steady between 60 and 65 Degrees.
Monday: That frontal system will begin its push across southern New England during the day on Monday.
Skies on Monday will be cloudy and widespread showers are expected to develop across Western Mass during the afternoon. This widespread shower activity may make its way into Central Mass by late Monday afternoon. Any heavy shower activity will be confined to westernmost Mass during the late afternoon hours.
High temperatures Monday will be near 70 Degrees. Southwest winds will gust up to 25 to 35 mph at times on Monday.
Monday Night: That frontal system will slowly push its way across the rest of southern New England during Monday night and will be offshore by Tuesday morning.
Widespread showers with locally heavy rainfall is expected on Monday night across Western and Central Mass. Low temperatures Monday night will be between 45 and 50 Degrees.
Tuesday: Any leftover morning showers will give way to partly sunny skies by late Tuesday morning. Partly sunny skies are then expected throughout Tuesday afternoon. High temperatures Tuesday will be between 65 and 70 Degrees.
A Coastal Storm Will Bring Periods Of Rain & Gusty Winds To Western & Central Mass From Wednesday Through Friday: An area of low pressure is expected to form off of the New England coast on Wednesday. This low pressure system is then expected to remain nearly stalled near the coast of New England through Friday.
The combination of this coastal storm and a strong high pressure system over southern Canada will produce gusty easterly winds during Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. This will likely lead to coastal flooding and beach erosion along the coastline of eastern Mass and across the Cape on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and maybe Saturday.
For Western and Central Mass, it is likely that periods of rain with east winds gusting up to 30-35 mph at times are likely on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. While it looks unlikely right now that it will rain the entire time, it does look quite possible that there will be bands of rain, which may be heavy at times, which will pivot from southeast to northwest across the region from Wednesday through Friday.
In addition to the periods of rain and gusty winds, it will be cool and raw on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with temperatures only in the 50s during the day and in the 40s at night.
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