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Quiet Monday but more snow in the forecast

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Sunday was a good cleanup day after our first snowfall of the season on Saturday. We remained seasonably cool throughout the day with a mixture of sun and clouds. With the sun, some melting occurred this afternoon. As temperatures continue to be below the freezing mark all night, there could be some patchy icy spots in areas. Take it easy on the roads. 

Our cold, unsettled weather pattern continues all this week.  Monday will be dry and chilly, though the sun may pop out a bit in the afternoon. The next storm system to affect New England will bring increasing clouds Monday evening.

Overnight Monday into Tuesday morning, a clipper will pass to our north, bringing a period of light snow to western Mass. Right now, about 2-4" is looking most likely for the Springfield metro area, with higher amounts north and west of town. The timing of the storm impact the Tuesday AM commute and bring potential school delays. As a warm push of air arrives, the lower valley looks to switch over from snow to a wintry mix then rain for midday Tuesday. 

An Arctic cold front comes through Tuesday evening, bringing a big shot of cold for Wednesday and Thursday. Cold and wind chill will be the big issue Wednesday and Thursday with highs in the 20s and lows in the teens and single digits. Wind chills may hit below zero as very gusty conditions kick in. Temps moderate a bit to end the week, but there is a slight chance for another round of light snow to end the week.

Snow totals from Saturday, Dec 9th:

  • Springfield: 5.5"
  • Ludlow: 6"
  • Wales: 5"
  • Ware: 5"
  • Lenox: 6"
  • Heath: 4.9"
  • Westfield: 5.5"
  • Agawam: 6.1"
  • S. Deerfield: 4"
  • Orange: 5"

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