Showers continue for the rest of the evening as a warm front gets ready to pass by and head north. Temperatures won’t move much tonight and will stay nearly steady in the low 40s for a few hours. Overnight, showers end as the front moves north and temps will slowly rise. Expect patchy, dense fog to develop as the warmer air begins moving in.
Our Tuesday begins foggy and cloudy, but dry, with temperatures in the 40s. By the afternoon, we will start to see breaks of sunshine and temps jump to around 60! The record to beat is 62 (set in 1994) and we may get very close it. The more sun that breaks through, the warmer we will get here in western Mass. We stay mild and get foggy again Tuesday night, then once fog burns off Wednesday, temps go back up!
An upper level ridge over the East will help bring record-high temps to many Wednesday. Temperatures should get into the middle 60s at least, but many may hit 70 in the valley-especially if we get a few hours of at least partial sunshine. A cold front will come into our area by Wednesday evening with a shower, then we turn cooler.
Temperatures return to near normal on Thursday, but our weather is looking unsettled. With colder air in place aloft, we may see a wet snow fall in the afternoon as a disturbance passes by-there is still some question on timing. Rain may mix in Thursday afternoon, but slushy, wet roads may still become a concern for travel. Another disturbance moves through late Friday into Saturday morning, again beginning as a wintry mix, then going to rain. Neither of these systems look to carry a lot of precipitation, so there's not much threat for a "big storm".
Temperatures remain above normal over the weekend, but shower chances linger as low pressure and a cold front move into New England Saturday night through Sunday. Some high elevation mixing is looking possible along with a cold rain for the valley. Behind the departing cold front, we finally go back to dry weather and sunshine returns for Monday.
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