We are waking up to temperatures in the middle and upper 50s this morning. That will be as warm as we get today as temperatures drop and winds pick up behind a cold front that moves through the region today.
Showers are likely on and off throughout the day today with the showers becoming more widespread as the day goes on. Highs will top off this morning in the mid to upper 50s with temperatures falling into the 40s this afternoon. Winds will begin to increase this afternoon out of the NW between 10-20 mph. A Wind Advisory goes into effect for all of Western Mass late this afternoon through 6 pm Sunday evening.
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 45 mph through Saturday evening and much of Sunday as well. 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 with higher amounts in northern mountains. 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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