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Light snow tonight with Arctic cold for the end of the week

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Snow showers are moving across western Mass tonight, but snow remains spotty and light. Many will see little to no accumulation, but some spots through Berkshire and Franklin counties may see up to 1 inch. 

Overnight temperatures return to the upper 20s with snow showers ending well before dawn. Expect a lot of sunshine for Wednesday as high pressure builds east.

The cold we’ve been waiting for arrives late Wednesday into Thursday morning with an Arctic cold front. This front enters early Thursday, bringing increasing winds and colder temperatures along with snow showers and squalls. We will have temperatures in the teens and 20s Thursday through Friday along with northwest winds gusting to 35-45mph. Wind chills in the single digits are likely during the day and Thursday night, chills of -15 to -25 are possible!

Temperatures begin near 0 Friday morning with dangerous wind chills, but we will at least be dry with some sunshine. Temperatures return to the single digits early Friday evening, but will begin to rise after midnight.

Our next storm approaches Saturday morning as snow. A few to several inches are possible depending on how long we stay snow-but a changeover to rain is expected during the afternoon and night. Temperatures will continue to climb out of the 30s through Sunday morning and ahead of a cold front, we will hit upper 40s Sunday afternoon with rain showers. We go back to cold and dry for early next week.

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