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A Damp and Dreary Tuesday Ahead

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

This afternoon featured clouds mixed with some sun. Temperatures have been stuck in the low 60s to mid 50s most of the day, and it won't get any better into Tuesday. You can keep the umbrella away this afternoon but you will certainly need it tomorrow, along with the thicker jacket.  We are not expecting any rain until later this evening.  

A stationary front has set itself up across the area today and is slowly sagging south of western Mass. Tonight, a low pressure rides along the front. This will deliver a northeasterly wind, chilly temps and periods of rain. Tomorrow will be down-right nasty. We'll likely pick up about 1/2" to an inch of rainfall. While we are dealing with a raw and dreary day, it could be worse. Central New Hampshire and Vermont will have to bust out the snow shovels tomorrow!

This low pressure system isn't all bad though. It will bring some beneficial rain for lawns, gardens, and brush fire concerns. It will also break our consecutive days of  high pollen counts as well.

This system will move out on Wednesday as high pressure moves in. We can expect another stretch of dry weather that will likely last though the weekend. Don't expect a big warm-up. It will be rather cool but pleasant with highs in the upper 50s and low 60s Wednesday through Sunday. Morning lows will still potentially fall into the upper 20s and lower 30s so be sure to hold off on any outdoor planting. 

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