Rain continues into Friday morning; roads remain wet and slushy - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM

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Rain continues into Friday morning; roads remain wet and slushy

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

Temperatures have been steady much of the day, allowing for a heavy, wet snow for most west of I91. This is where the highest snow totals are coming from, ranging from 2-4 inches for most and as much as 6 in a few higher elevations as of 8PM. Many east of I91 changed to a cold rain early on, keeping snow totals lower.

Rain continues to fall with temperatures holding in the mid and upper 30s. Slushy roads continue to cause a travel hazard tonight and the heavy snow laying on foliage-full trees is leading to a lot of power outages throughout western Mass.

Temperatures stay in the 30s through midnight and will slowly rise into the lower 40s overnight. Everyone will continue to transition over to rain through the night as well. Winds gradually shift northwest and increase, which will help to dry things out through Friday morning.

We stay chilly Friday with a good deal of clouds. High temps only get to around 40 in the Berkshires and reach mid and upper 40s across the valley. Winds may occasionally gust to 20-30mph through the day.

We are looking mostly dry this weekend, however a few disturbances roll through Saturday evening and again Sunday afternoon and evening with a few spotty shower chances. Temperatures will be cool, but closer to the norm for late October. High pressure will give us a dry, cool Monday and chilly, but dry evening for Trick or Treating! Temperatures come up a bit midweek ahead  of our next cold front.

SNOW TOTALS (through 8pm):

Rowe- 6.0"
Middlefield - 4.0"
Westfield- 2.5"
Blandford - 4.0"
Westhampton - 4.0"
Springfield - 1"

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