Cold, blustery start to the week

A cool week ahead, though temperatures today will likely be the coldest of the week.
Published: Feb. 28, 2022 at 9:33 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 28, 2022 at 5:33 PM EST
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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A cool week ahead, though temperatures today will likely be the coldest of the week. We started in the teens and only made it into the 20s to wrap up the month of February, which was a mild month overall. Abundant sunshine and light wind helped make the day feel a bit nicer.

Tonight, temperatures fall fast into the teens under fair skies. Clouds will increase overnight, keeping most in the lower teens, though some could fall into the single digits if clouds take their time.

High pressure will move to our east Tuesday, bringing more of a southerly breeze to our area. Wind may gust to 20-30mph at times and skies remain mostly cloudy ahead of an approaching Clipper system. Temperatures stay seasonable with highs in the 30s to near 40 ahead of the Clipper. The chance for a rain or snow shower increases by the early evening, but there won’t be much coming in with this system.

Temperatures stay seasonable mid-week and Wednesday is actually looking like the nicest day of the week with some sunshine and light breezes. Another Clipper system approaches Wednesday night with another round of light rain and snow showers with only minor accumulations for the hill towns and Berkshires. Snow showers will be tapering off Thursday morning, then we turn blustery and colder as high pressure builds.

A pattern shift is looking likely at the end of the week and weekend as a ridge begins to build in the East and a trough deepens out West. A powerful storm system will cross the US and approach New England by late Saturday. The path of the low should travel north of our area, keeping us on the warmer side of the storm, however there is a threat for mixing, so that will be the next storm to watch. This storm looks to be followed by some warmer temperatures early next week.