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A chilly rain on the way, but nicer for Mother's Day

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Clouds increase throughout the night, wind will lighten and temperatures will drop steadily this evening, ending up in the low to middle 40s by dawn.  A few showers are possible before sunrise, but we’ve got a lot of dry air in place, so it may take some time for the rain to reach the ground. Shower chances increase quickly and most will have rain falling by 7-9am.

A wet and chilly day on tap for western Mass Saturday. Most of the rain we are expecting will fall in the morning and early afternoon. Some moderate showers are possible, leading to around a half inch of rainfall. Low pressure will pass along a stalled front to out south with most of the rain, so after that passes, much of the late afternoon and evening look drier. Temperatures should max out in the upper 40s to low 50s at that time-about 20 degrees below normal!

A front to our south will push a bit farther south on Sunday, allowing for some clearing skies-to at least partly cloudy. We keep an easterly wind during the day, which will keep temperatures seasonable in western Mass and chilly toward the coast.

A front remains well to our south Monday and Tuesday, which will help continue dry weather. We will also get warmer with highs in the 70s Monday and low 80s Tuesday. The second half of the week looks unsettled with a stalled front to our north and south and waves of low pressure riding along them. This will bring in waves of showers and keep clouds around through Friday. High pressure building to our north should kick a cold front farther south through our area, which would dry us out by the weekend-but that is still very uncertain at this point.

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