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Very cold overnight; dry Sunday ahead

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

It's been a cold day today, with high temperatures only reaching into the low 30s and upper 20s this afternoon. A few lake effect snow showers made their way into western Mass, though accumulations were minimal at most. 

Overnight, clouds begin to clear with high pressure overhead. The calm wind and clear sky allows temperatures to fall to some of the coldest western Mass has seen all season - single digits in most locations! This very well could be the coldest morning since March 18th when Westover ARB hit 6°. 

High pressure continues to remain in place much of Sunday, keeping dry weather in the mix. Ahead of a warm front that moves through on Monday, clouds will build Sunday evening. Some light snow is possible late Sunday into Monday in the hilltowns and Berkshires, but without any available moisture, no snow accumulation is expected. This storm will be a northern New England snow maker more than western Mass. There is also an outside chance that there is some some sleet and freezing rain could mix in. 

By Tuesday, temperatures will have rebounded nicely into the middle 40s - a good 5 to 8 degrees above the average for this time of year. For Wednesday, another cold front approaches and will kick off some rain and snow showers. Another system approaches for Friday that looks to be an ‘inside-runner' so a wintry mix is possible, then a change to rain showers as temps warm up. At this point there area no big snowstorms expected next week. 

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