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A frosty night ahead, followed by a sunny, mild week

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Temperatures have been falling since this morning and with a gusty northwest wind, the day has felt chilly. Temps continue to fall tonight and by dawn many will be in the low 30s with a few upper 20s possible!

A persistent northwest breeze will gradually become lighter overnight along with a mostly clear sky as a cold front and low pressure continue moving east. A Frost Advisory is up for central/eastern Hampshire county and all of Hampden county. The growing season has already ended for the rest of western Mass.

High pressure moves into the mid-Atlantic Tuesday, keeping the Northeast cool and dry. We will have much lighter wind and a completely sunny sky most of the day. Temperatures won’t be quite as cold Tuesday night, but we should still approach freezing.

More of a southwesterly flow kicks in mid-week as high pressure moves offshore, which will bring in some warmer air. A ridge continues in the Southeast US through much of the week. Our temperatures get back to around 70 with continued sunshine Wednesday and mid-70s Thursday. Our humidity remains in check with dew points in the 40s. A weak cold front comes through early Friday with only a few clouds and slightly cooler temperatures.

Our weekend will get warmer as a ridge strengthens in the East and a trough deepens in the west and middle-US. Not seeing much for cloud cover, so our days get back to the mid-70s and nights fall to the 40s. By early next week, this trough should head our way with some much-needed rain and cooler temperatures.

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