SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- We saw more record cold this morning as the temperature at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee dropped to 12° overnight which broke the record of 16° set back in 1967..
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties from 8pm this evening until 9am Monday morning. A Winter Weather Advisory goes into effect at 4am for Berkshire county until noon Monday. Some light drizzle/freezing drizzle is possible later this evening.
With temperatures around and slightly below freezing (especially in the hills), sleet/freezing rain may occur as we head toward the predawn hours Monday. This would make for a slippery or messy morning commute. At the moment, not a lot of ice is expected, around a trace to a tenth of an inch, but only trace amounts can cause travel issues.
Rain showers continue Monday on and off as low pressure passes to our east and temperatures rise above freezing. As temps fall Monday night, some mixing with snow and sleet is possible through Tuesday morning. Tuesday will turn a bit milder in the afternoon with drying conditions. On Wednesday, another coastal low passes farther off the coast, so our weather looks quiet and cool. We turn blustery Thursday ahead of our next cold front, which may bring rain showers or a light wintry mix to the area Friday.