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Arctic blast brings cold and wind, possible storm for the weekend

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Forecasted wind gusts at 12 p.m. Tuesday (Western Mass News image) Forecasted wind gusts at 12 p.m. Tuesday (Western Mass News image)
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

An Arctic front brought a few snow showers and squalls early this morning, but now, it's the wind and cold that we'll have to deal with.

Temperatures this afternoon will be stuck in the 20s along with a gusty breezy.  This will make it feel like it's in the single digits or even below zero!  The cold will be sticking around all week too.

Expect some flurries from time-to-time as well.  Today and tomorrow will be when the core of the cold moves through. 

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for western Hampshire, Hampden, and Franklin Counties from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The cold will ease by the middle of the week with temperatures coming up close to 30. We are not expecting any big warm-up this week however, in fact temperatures will stay below freezing all week long. 

Meanwhile, an area of low pressure will take shape across the deep south as moisture streams out of the Gulf, later in the week. 

This system will slide to the Carolina coast by Friday then possibly deepen into a strong coastal storm.  With cold air in place and storm development off shore the stage will be set for a potential snowstorm over the weekend.

The big question is will it make it all the way up the coast.  It's still a bit too early to say, but stay tuned!

The potential is there for at least "some" accumulating snow mostly likely during the day on Saturday. 

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