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A cold end to the week to be followed by another thaw

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A chilly, but seasonable day here in western Mass. Temperatures began to rise in the early morning as winds increased and that is when we hit our high temp for the day. Temperatures hovered in the low to mid 30s much of the day and Wednesday's low will occur just before midnight. 

Temperatures continue to steadily fall under a partly cloudy sky and with a lighter breeze than during the evening.  By dawn, most will have temps in the lower to middle teens with wind chills in the single digits due to the light breeze.

High pressure continues to build into the East, keeping us dry but also breezy for Thursday with gusts back to 20-25mph. The coldest air of the week will move in and highs only make it into the middle and upper 20s. Wind should become light to calm by dawn Friday, helping temps fall well into the single digits. Friday will be a slightly milder day with highs in the lower and middle 30s with a sunny sky and less wind.

Our weekend begins dry and milder with temperatures climbing to near 50 degrees. Our next storm system will be moving in from the west with high clouds and an increasing southerly breeze. Clouds continue to build going into Sunday and temperatures should get back into the middle 40s ahead of low pressure and a cold front. Showers are looking likely for Sunday with a potential for some mixing in the higher elevations and north of Rt. 2, but there is still some uncertainty there.

Cooler temperatures come in behind this system for Monday and a passing upper level disturbance may bring snow showers Monday evening into Tuesday along with a shot of colder air. Our weather pattern continues into the start of February with cold temps lingering a day or two, then a warm-up ahead of our next weather system.

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