We've totaled over 1/2 inch everywhere in western MA and some will come close to an inch by daybreak with a few more scattered showers overnight and early morning. A warm front has lifted northward sending our temperatures into the mid and even upper 50s! Along with that, the southerly wind has become very gusty. The soaking ground and gusty wind has led to toppled trees in the Hadley and Amherst area.
A cold front will moving through tonight will slowly dry us out however the front will get hung up so clouds will linger tomorrow morning with eventual partial clearing by afternoon. The cold air is held back too, so we'll enjoy one more very mild day near 50. That will likely make 5 days in a row with temperatures over 50! A wave of low pressure will develop and move along the stalled front off the New England coast Thursday night. This will deliver some accumulating snow Friday morning where a winter storm watch has been issued through Friday afternoon. We should see snow showers in eastern Hampden and Hampshire counties. A coating is possible from Brimfield to Hampden.
After the snow shower threat here early Friday, an area of high pressure will take over setting us up for a decent weekend with dry conditions and highs near 40. We will be watching the potential for a coastal storm early next week!
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