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Dangerous cold and strong winds move into the area

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

Ahead of dangerous cold, A High Wind Warning has been issued as well as a Wind Chill Advisory for the Pioneer Valley from Thursday afternoon into Friday morning.

A Wind Advisory, as well as a Wind Chill Advisory, are posted for Berkshire county from Thursday afternoon into Friday morning.

Because of these threats, today is a First Warning Weather Day. 

Winds are increasing and gusts to 20 to 30 miles per hours are possible after midnight through Thursday morning-which will give many wind chills in the single digits and low teens. We will manage to see partly sunny skies this afternoon but the sun will do little to warm our temperatures as highs only top out in the upper teens to lower 20s. 

Temperatures Thursday remain in the lower 20s most of the morning to around Noon, then will fall into the teens through sunset. Snow squalls will be around on and off through the day and night. The coldest air we are expecting moves in for Thursday night with temperatures falling to around 0. Meanwhile, low pressure strengthens to our northeast and strong high pressure builds to our west-which will bring strong and possibly damaging wind gusts Thursday night through Friday morning. A sustained wind of 15-20mph is likely with gusts to 40-50. Isolated gusts may reach 60mph. Wind chills will fall to -15 to -25 for many… and even -30 in the Berkshires.

Winds will begin to ease Friday as high pressure builds in, however, this will bring very cold air and highs Friday stay in the teens with a wind chill around and below 0. 

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