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More light snow, then severe cold

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

Early Wednesday, a weak area of low pressure is passing close to us. This will deliver some scattered snow showers and they may lead to some slippery spots for your morning commute. We're only expecting a coating to maybe an inch or two, mainly in the higher elevations west of the valley and in Berkshire County. The Pioneer Valley, with temperatures  above freezing during the afternoon will prevent any snow from accumulating.

Behind this system a shot of cold air will plunge into the northeast with temperatures staying in the 20s both Thursday and Friday. This is the initial wave of cold. Then, a second wave with the coldest air of the season will drop down from the Arctic circle for the weekend as a monster area of high pressure plunges into the mid-west. Daytime highs both Saturday and Sunday will barely make it into the teens with wind chills well below zero! Overnight temperatures both Sunday and Monday morning will likely fall below zero.The last time our high temperatures didn't leave the teens was February 24, 2015 - nearly a year! Temperatures will rebound as we start the new week, topping off in the 30s.


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