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Rain Ending Tonight; Very Windy to Start Tuesday

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

It started raining early this morning and we've been dealing with rain of varying rates of intensity ever since. Not only was it wet but it is chilly as well. Temperatures stayed in the 40s for the most of the afternoon. We will fall in to the mid 30s overnight. Most of the showers have moved out, but a few isolated showers to our east may move in and wet the ground over the next few hours.

Two areas of low pressure are moving through the Northeast bringing with them the rainy, cool conditions. As this dual-low system moves away, it will rapidly deepen and develop. This will cause the wind to increase on the back side of the storm. The rain will end over the by midnight, then we turn our attention to the wind.

You better hang onto your hats tonight and tomorrow. Winds will be very gusty! In fact, a Wind Advisory goes into effect tonight at 10pm and will stay in effect through tomorrow evening at 6pm. Winds will gust up to 50 mph from time to time, especially in the higher elevations. There may be a few power outages tomorrow as strong winds have the potential to bring down small trees and branches! Tomorrow will be very March-like with lots of clouds racing across the sky, some sun in the afternoon and a gusty cold breeze. 

The wind will ease tomorrow night as this storm system moves further away and high pressure moves in. Wednesday morning will be very chilly and frosty. Temperatures will climb into the middle 50s by the afternoon under blue skies and lots of sunshine. 

We're back in to the mid 60s for the end of the week, but we have a chance of showers Thursday afternoon into Friday.

The weekend is shaping up to be quite cold! Cold, arctic air will spill in to western Mass on Sunday, keeping our highs in the 30s with a chance of some snow showers in the morning! Winter just won't let up...

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