Periods of rain through Saturday; turning windy and colder - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM

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Periods of rain through Saturday; turning windy and colder

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Spotty showers remain possible overnight. Occasionally, some heavier rain may fall-reducing visibility and causing ponding on roadways. Temperatures remain cool and continue to slowly drop into the 50s through dawn.

A cold front will approach overnight, keeping the threat for showers around into Saturday morning. We will also feel a wind shift to the northwest and temperatures will begin to drop through the morning hours as the front passes to the east. By Saturday afternoon, temps will be slipping into the 40s with showers and increasing winds.

Low pressure strengthens over northern New England Saturday, which will help colder air to dive in and will also increase winds. Gusts from the west-northwest will near 30 and 40mph through Saturday evening and much of Sunday as well. Some wind advisories may be posted, so keep an eye out for that. Spotty power outages may result due to weaker, drought-stricken trees coming down easier.

Showers are still possible Saturday night for the Pioneer Valley and high spots through the Berkshires, Adirondacks, Green, & White Mountains will see their first snow showers of the season. Some minor accumulation is expected in the Berkshires-mainly on grass and elevated surfaces. Northern mountains may see a few to several inches accumulate in the highest spots.

We dry out for Sunday, but stay blustery for sure. A few showers work through Monday with a quick-moving system, then high pressure builds in Tuesday to Thursday with chilly air. Temps fall back below freezing at night a few times next week.

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