Dreary but mild through the end of the week

 

We saw a beautiful afternoon across western Mass with sunshine bringing high temps to around 50 in the lower valley! Clouds increase tonight due to an approaching warm front, keeping temperatures in the low 30s for most. Patchy fog should develop through dawn and a few rain showers are possible south of the Mass Pike. Thursday will be a mild, but dreary day with lingering fog and overcast. Temperatures climb into the middle 50s for most of the valley though and we keep a southwesterly breeze throughout the day. A shower or two is possible during the day, but most remain dry. A cold front will bring a better chance for rain Thursday night through Friday morning with a trace to a quarter inch possible. Friday begins damp and mild with temperatures climbing into the upper 40s and low 50s by the early afternoon. Showers end and winds increase behind a cold front, drying things out. Colder air will roll in on the gusty northwest breeze and temperatures will be down to around freezing by 7pm, then teens by Saturday morning. Wind chills will likely fall into the lower teens at times thanks to the continued breeze. High pressure builds in Saturday, bringing more sunshine and a lighter breeze-but we stay chilly with highs in the 30s. Our forecast gets very uncertain by Saturday night as several computer-forecast models are showing a storm system coming in from the southwest. The timing, would bring a period of snow Saturday night through Sunday morning while temperatures are in the middle to upper 20s. By Sunday afternoon, we will likely be sunny with highs in the 40s. The question remains how strong is the storm-which will mean the difference of snow showers versus a few to several inches of snow. Stay tuned for continued updates!A ridge in the Southeast will start warming us back up again next week with highs in the 40s Monday, 50s Tuesday and possibly 60s Wednesday. A few showers look to be around as well, especially Monday night into Tuesday morning.

First Warning Meteorologist

First Warning Meteorologist

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