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Clouds linger with December chill arriving for the weekend

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

Skies will remain mostly cloudy this afternoon as a coastal storm slides out-to-sea. A chill will be in the air with temperatures in the 40s. Chilly for this December but still above normal for this time of year. 

Colder more seasonable air filters in to New England tonight an will stay with us through the weekend. We will see highs in the upper 30s on Saturday and low 40s on Sunday. As the colder air arrives it may be accompanied with a few snow showers or flurries Saturday morning. There may even be coating to an inch of snow across the higher terrain and Franklin County.  There may even be a few flakes in the valley.  

The cold weather doesn't stick around long. After Sunday, the mild air returns. The  jet stream will  lift into Canada as another ridge builds across the east. This will bring another surge of mild air for much of next week, including Christmas Eve and Day. In fact as Santa arrives temperatures may climb to near 60 degrees! Around the middle of next week, Wednesday into Thursday the mild temperatures may also bring some showers. We'll time it out better over the next few days. 

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