Skies stay mostly cloudy tonight and scattered showers are possible across western Mass along with developing patchy drizzle and fog. Grab the umbrella for Friday morning! While we won’t get a continuous rainfall, we will have occasional showers throughout the day. Expect temperatures to begin in the 50s early and rise through the morning. By the afternoon, many will get into the 70s with a light southerly breeze.
Low pressure continues to move toward New England, first bringing a warm front through our area Friday morning, then a cold front Friday night into Saturday morning. Moisture from low pressure off the coast will get pulled into this system, but most of it will stay well to our east, along the coast. For us, lighter rain amounts are expected with up to an inch possible Friday night through Saturday. As this cold front moves in, temperatures will fall-with our high coming early Saturday morning. By Saturday afternoon, we will have lingering showers, temps falling into the 40s and increasing winds.
As low pressure strengthens over northern New England Saturday, winds will increase. Gusts to 30-40mph are possible through Saturday night and much of Sunday. This may lead to widespread power outages due to the weaker, drought-stricken trees coming down easier. As cold air builds in, the Berkshires, Adirondacks, Green and White Mountains will begin seeing snow showers that linger into Sunday morning! Some accumulations are expected through the highest terrain-especially farther north.
We will see more sun Sunday and winds will gradually lighten later in the day. A few showers are possible Monday with a quick-moving system, then high pressure builds in Tuesday to Thursday. High pressure will allow for quiet weather, but colder temps-with many falling below freezing overnight.
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