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Flurries possible for Monday's morning commute

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

Temperatures dipped into the single digits this morning! (Low of 5 - Coldest morning since March 18th)  Temperatures rebounded back into the upper 20s for Hampden County, still well-below the average of 38° for this time of year.

Clouds were around for much of the day as a warm front is approaching from the southwest. That will bring a few snow showers to southern New England after midnight. While it won't be as cold as this morning, temperatures will still be supportive of snow. The best chance for accumulations will be in the Berkshires and hilltowns of Franklin and Hampshire counties, however a coating is possible for the lower valley. The snow will arrive right in time for the morning commute and could cause a few slick spots on the roads. Temperatures will reach into the middle 30s Monday afternoon after the snow showers finally come to an end.  

A nice push of southerly air will moderate temperatures for Tuesday. Highs will reach into the middle-to-upper 40s with a mix of sun and clouds. 

A quick hitting cold front will drop down from Canada on Tuesday night, bringing a quick snow shower chance. This system is mostly a northern New England clipper, however the higher elevations may see a bit more snow early Wednesday. The wind turns breezy for Wednesday as temperatures struggle to get into the middle 30s - feeling more like the low 20s. 

For the first day of astronomical winter, Thursday looks dry and seasonable.

The end of the week looks a little more interesting, weather-wise. A storm looks to develop in the Ohio River valley as it tracks towards New England. This should go to the north of western Mass, meaning it will result in mainly a rain storm for us. 40s expected for Friday, and 50s possible for Saturday. 

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