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Lots of Sun Today, Back to the 50s for Christmas Week

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

The feel of the Christmas season has returned, but if you enjoy a white Christmas, it's just not in the forecast this year and you were probably thinking that would be the case with the mild pattern through the entire month of December so far.

We will start Sunday chilly with wind chills in the 20s. We'll rebound in to the upper 30s to around 40 today under mostly sunny skies.

The cold weather doesn't stay with us into the start of astronomical winter on Monday. The solstice is at 11:48 PM. After a chilly day tomorrow,  the mild air returns for all of next week, but of course the trade-off is the chance of some inclement weather. 

The jet stream will lift into Canada as another ridge builds across the eastern U.S. This will bring another surge of unseasonably mild air for Christmas week including the holiday. In fact, as 'Ol St. Nick arrives,  temperatures may climb to near 60 degrees! We are watching a few chances for showers here and there during this coming week but nothing too organized. The best chance for some rain is Wednesday into Thursday. 

Interestingly enough, it won't be a brown Christmas, but a  Mr. Grinch green one! The ground has not frozen allowing lawns to continue showing their color due to the mild weather over the last several weeks.  The unusually mild pattern will hold through at least the 29th. With the snow blower on hold, you may have to keep the lawn mower ready for one more go!  

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