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System brings periods of light snow for Wednesday

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This afternoon featured a mix of sun and clouds, and we'll keep the clouds in the forecast overnight. As we approach Wednesday morning, we will start to see some snow showers make their way in to the area.  It 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 in Berkshire County and western Hampden and Hampshire Counties. The central Pioneer Valley mainly stays dry from this event. Our temperatures will be slightly above freezing,  preventing any snow from accumulating.

Behind this system a shot of cold air will plunge into the northeast with temperatures staying in the 20s for both Thursday and Friday. However, in terms of the cold, we will just be getting started! 

In fact, the coldest air of the season will drop down from northern Canada 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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