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Back to seasonable Tuesday, but brief Arctic air on the way

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Colder air continue to move in from the northwest overnight and temperatures will drop to the lower and mid 30s by dawn under a fair sky. Winds will continue to gradually lighten as well, but we should have a light breeze for the morning.

High pressure will return for Tuesday, giving us a dry and seasonably chilly November day in western Mass. Highs climb into the middle and upper 40s with a light northerly breeze. Some morning sun will be short-lived and high and mid-level clouds will build in the afternoon as an area of low pressure passes to our south. A stray shower may creep up from the south Tuesday, mainly south of the Mass Pike.

High pressure returns for Wednesday and Thursday, keeping us dry and seasonable. High clouds drift in Thursday ahead of an approaching front and vigorous upper level disturbance. The front will come through western Mass late Thursday night with some clouds and a stray rain or snow shower-with those chances being best in the Berkshires. Could we see a flurry or two in the valley? Possibly, but not likely.

We turn windy Friday as strong low pressure to our north exits and strong high pressure to our west builds in. Temperatures will have fallen to the upper 20s by Friday morning and afternoon highs will only make it into the middle 30s-and with the wind, it will feel like teens and 20s much of the day! Abundant sunshine is expected. We stay clear Friday night and get frigid with lows falling into the teens with a continued breeze. Saturday will be another sunny, cold day with highs in the upper 30s.

Temperatures will begin to moderate Sunday into early next week, getting back to around 50 by Monday. We are looking more unsettled with more clouds and a chance for showers, but the details are iffy at this point.

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