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Rainy Thursday Ahead with A Cooler Weekend

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

It was yet another mild December day. Temperatures rose to the upper 40s to 50 degrees under mostly sunny skies. 

Clouds will be on the increase overnight as an area of low pressure moves our way on Thursday. Some pockets of drizzle and a few showers will arrive Thursday morning, with heavier rain arriving in the afternoon and evening. By the time the system moves through, we could be talking about .5 to 1 inch of rain in the rain gauges.

With temps starting out in the 30s tomorrow morning there could be a touch of freezing drizzle across the hill towns. Just something to be aware of for your morning commute. 

Unlike this past storm, on the other side of this system colder more seasonable air will move in from Canada. The cold air will be delayed so Friday will still be mild but the chill will arrive for the weekend. Temperatures will be more December-like with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s. The wind on Saturday will make it feel a bit colder. It will be the coldest weather this month so far, but nothing unusual for this time of year.

The cold weather doesn't stick around long. After Sunday, the mild air returns.  It's a bit early to throw out specific numbers, but we're talking potentially 15- 25° above average by the middle of next week including Christmas Eve and Day! 

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