NWS: Sunny Monday, Heavy Rain Possible Tonight

Warm, windy New Year's Day...

From the National Weather Service:

Traveling for New Year's festivities tonight? Be alert for some slippery travel across interior sections of Massachusetts.

Rain will arrive toward evening and will begin as some wet snow across parts of western and northern Massachusetts where a slushy inch or two may accumulate, especially in the hills. There may also be some spotty light icing during the change from snow to rain, which should take place between midnight and 2 AM.

On New Year's Day, strong to perhaps damaging wind gusts are possible, especially across the higher terrain in Massachusetts where gusts could reach 60 MPH. Be prepared for scattered power outages as well as downed trees or large branches.

The New Year will start off mild as highs top out in the 40s and 50s, and even some lower 60s in Rhode Island and eastern Massachusetts.

Today
Partly sunny, with a high near 42. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.
Tonight
Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. Low around 39. Windy, with a south wind 9 to 14 mph increasing to 21 to 26 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 43 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
New Year's Day
A chance of rain, mainly before 7am. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 55. Breezy, with a west wind 22 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 48 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 29. Northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. North wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Light and variable wind becoming southwest around 6 mph after midnight.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. Southwest wind around 8 mph.
Thursday Night
A chance of showers after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Southwest wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Southwest wind 7 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Southwest wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. Breezy, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 34. West wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 42. West wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

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