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A frigid start Tuesday, then turning seasonable

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Temperatures continue to fall into the single digits tonight under a mostly clear sky. Winds will remain light to calm through morning, so no wind chill-but temps approach 0! 

Minus the black ice already around, we are looking at an easy morning commute with abundant sunshine leading to a lot of sun glare-so grab the shades. The kids will need a lot of layers as we begin the day close to 0. By the afternoon, our temperatures get back to around freezing under a mostly sunny sky.

High pressure will keep us dry through midweek and as it moves east, a southerly wind flow will allow for milder temperatures! Our highs Wednesday get back to around 40 degrees-a trend which continues through the end of the week and possibly all the way through Christmas Day.

Our next (and only) storm this week will be moving into the area Thursday. Low pressure will cut through the Great Lakes and pass well to our north, allowing most of the precip to miss us. What we do get looks to be mainly rain showers but a few wet snow showers could be in the mix-especially through the Berkshires. Precip amounts look to stay light and the impact is very minimal.

For Christmas weekend, a ridge of high pressure will be across the Southeast US, allowing our high temps to remain in the 40s. The forecast is still fairly uncertain at this point, but there looks to be another low moving through the Great Lakes, which will keep patchy clouds around Sunday and may bring a round of showers Sunday night into Monday-which could be more of a wintry mix for Monday morning-something to monitor.

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