We saw another cold day across western Mass with afternoon high temperatures struggling to reach 40 degrees-about 10 to 12 degrees below normal for mid-November.
The overcast we’ve seen all day will be gradually breaking up tonight, but clouds may hang tough into the overnight hours. We will get colder for Wednesday morning either way with lows hitting middle to upper 20s. If skies can clear a few hours before sunrise, we could be quite frosty as well.
It will be a dry start Wednesday with some clouds decreasing to a sunny sky. Temperatures get milder with highs returning to the middle and upper 40s, which will feel pretty nice after this cold stretch! High pressure overhead will keep winds light.
Our next cold front is on the way for Thursday and ahead of it, clouds will increase and temperatures stay milder. Morning temps Thursday will only get into the lower and middle 40s. As wet weather moves in early, there could be some mixing in the high elevations. Most will see rain showers that last into the early afternoon. A tenth to a quarter inch of rain is possible.
Cold air moves in Thursday night on a gusty northwest wind, which will add a good wind chill for Friday morning as temps fall into the 20s. Sunny and blustery Friday with a few gusts to 20-30mph. High temps return to the lower and middle 40s.
Another cold front will approach Saturday with the same impacts, though most of the rain will come in for the afternoon and evening through early Sunday. This storm looks to bring mostly rain, but if it speeds up and wet weather arrives early, it could start as a wintry mix. On the backside of the storm, we will again see temps drop and winds increase. We look mostly dry Sunday with occasional flurries and falling temperatures throughout the day. We stay breezy and dry Monday as high pressure builds in.
Looking forward into Thanksgiving week, we should again get milder Tuesday, a cold front comes through Wednesday with rain/snow showers, followed by a colder, breezy Thanksgiving day. Stay tuned for a more fine-tuned forecast!
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