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Below normal temps continue; tracking possible winter weather for Thursday

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

Overnight with clear skies and a light breeze, temperatures will fall into the upper 20s and low 30s with widespread frost through the valley and a slight wind chill across the hills. We will begin with plenty of sunshine Wednesday, but it will be another chilly day with highs in the 40s to near 50.

High pressure will be in control Wednesday, giving us a mostly sunny and slightly less windy day here in western Mass. Temps will again get stuck in the mid to upper 40s for most. Our next storm system will be on the way Wednesday night with high clouds building in sometime after midnight. We get cold fast though with temps falling well into the 20s not long after midnight. Temps will be rising through the morning and wet weather looks to arrive closer to Noon.

Temperatures should be in the 30s for most as precipitation moves into our area Thursday, so a brief period of snow or snow and sleet is possible across the valley. The hills should be cold enough for snow at the onset. The valley will quickly change to a cold rain, so little to no snow/ice accumulation is expected. It will take longer for snow to change over in the hills, so some minor accumulation is possible there.

We are blustery with periods of rain through Thursday night into Friday morning, then we dry quickly Friday. 1-2 inches of rain is possible. Friday will be blustery and chilly with northwest winds gusty at times. The weekend is looking more seasonable for temperatures, but still unsettled with a few weak systems bringing a slight chance for showers. Our best chance for rain looks to be Saturday evening and possibly again Sunday evening.  

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