Staying blustery Tuesday with sunshine

Published: Mar. 6, 2022 at 9:34 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 7, 2022 at 11:15 PM EST
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - A Wind Advisory is in effect through Tuesday morning for all of western Mass…

A squall line moved across western Mass tonight, bringing strong to damaging wind gusts to the Berkshires and Franklin County, leading to scattered power outages. Strong gusts and wind damage were more isolated in the valley, but we all got some moderate to heavy rain and gusty breezes.

Wind will continue to gust to 30-50mph over the next several hours, dropping back below advisory levels by sunrise. Temperatures continue to fall and skies gradually clear, so we will start Tuesday with sunshine and temperatures around freezing.

High pressure builds Tuesday, keeping skies mainly sunny, but also keeping a gusty breeze going into the early evening. Wind gusts out of the northwest may reach 20-30mph throughout much of the day. Highs will be back to near normal with many in the low 40s, but expect it to feel colder due to the wind.

Temperatures remain chilly mid-week and an area of low pressure passing to our south will bring a chance for wet snow Wednesday afternoon and evening. Temperatures look to stay above freezing for the snowfall, but there could be some minor accumulation on grass and elevated surfaces. If snow can fall heavily enough, some covered roads are possible, but the best chances for that are in the southern hills.

Our weather turns dry and milder to end the week with highs creeping back into the 50s Thursday and Friday. Thursday should be the pick of the week as we will see good sunshine, then clouds build Friday ahead of our next storm. Low pressure will swing to our northeast Saturday, bringing a lengthy period of rain. Heavy rain and gusty wind looking possible Saturday with a chance of changing to snow briefly at the end of the storm Saturday night. We turn blustery and much colder to end the weekend.