A return to March-like conditions this weekend - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM

First Warning

Turning colder again for the weekend

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

We had a wet Thursday with most communities receiving 1/2" - 1" of rain. Cooler air is back with a few more light scattered showers. A cold pocket of air aloft will rotate over us today. Any sun will heat the ground, which in turn heats the air above the ground. These bubbles of milder air rise and cool. They eventually condense to form clouds and will grow enough to produce some afternoon 'pop up' type showers. Most are light, but a brief heavy shower is possible. It will be seasonably chilly and breezy. A few snow flakes mixing in across the higher terrain. 

On Saturday a clipper system will slide to our south and offshore. This area of low pressure will need to be watched closely. It's possible that it brings snow showers far enough northward to bring us a slushy coating, but it stays south as it looks right now. 

A second cold front will follow this system Saturday night. This will return the sunshine for Sunday, but will also deliver another early March-like chill with wind chill readings in the 20s and 30s.

The Red Sox home opener at Fenway Park is Monday. They'll have temperatures in the low to mid 50s, a light breeze and  some scattered light rain showers should move in for at least the tail end of the game. We'll have afternoon and evening rain here.

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