Black ice a concern through Tuesday morning - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM

First Warning Forecast

Black ice a concern through Tuesday morning

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

Temperatures tonight will continue to fall toward and eventually into the 20s, causing roads to freeze.  Black ice will be a travel concern through Tuesday morning, so travel with extra caution!

We will start Tuesday off cold, but mostly sunny, which will help to melt any road ice fairly quick. Highs Tuesday return to the low 40s with increasing high clouds through the afternoon ahead of our next weather-maker.

We are tracking two areas of low pressure for midweek: one passing well to our north and the other moving off the Mid Atlantic coast. A swath of light snow will move into southern New England from the southwest after midnight Tuesday through Wednesday mornings commute.

Snow accumulations look to be similar to Monday with many picking up a coating to two inches. The hilltowns and Berkshires may see some isolated spots up to three inches. Expect a slushy/slick morning commute with temps around 30-32 degrees.

Spotty snow showers may mix with rain showers Wednesday morning as temps rise, then precipitation will taper off.  We turn breezy with a west-northwest wind helping to dry and clear us out through Wednesday night.

For the end of the week we will have an upper low to our north bringing disturbances through along with shots of colder air-especially Friday into the weekend. We will have gusty winds keeping wind chills in the teens and single digits much of Friday and Saturday.

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