SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) — Fast moving low pressure brought a punch of snow to western Mass this morning, but the snow has ended and we will continue to dry out this afternoon but not until after a few inches of snowfall.
Most areas picked up 3-6″ of snow with a bit less across Franklin County, the hills and Berkshire County. The highest totals of 6″+ falling across eastern Hampden County. (6-12″ across Connecticut, RI and eastern Mass.)
Monson 6.5″, Holland 6″, Brimfield 5.5″, Springfield 4″, Ludlow 4″. West Springfield 4″, Chicopee 4″, Deerfield 3″, Greenfield 3″, Middlefield 2″.
The nor’easter strengthens and quickly moves away giving way to dry, blustery conditions this afternoon. Highs will top off in the lower 30’s, but the wind will make it feel like it’s in the teens and 20’s.
It will be cold and breezy tonight behind our departing storm system. With winds gusting to 20-30mph and temperatures falling into the 20s and teens, it will feel like single digits into Saturday morning! Saturday will be a bright day, but cold and brisk with highs in the 20s to around 30. The wind will ease in the afternoon. It will be a classic, sunny January afternoon with blue skies reflecting off of the fresh snowpack. Thick jackets and sunglasses needed.
Clouds will be on the increase tomorrow night as low pressure heads our way. It will not be quite as cold with lows in the 20s’. A warm front will approach from the south and likely remain to our south as precipitation arrives by lunch-time leading to a threat of a wintry mix or freezing rain. During the afternoon, temperatures should warm enough to allow for plain rain, but it may take some time. Difficult travel conditions are possible.
A cold front will kick wet weather out of New England Sunday night, ushering in drier, colder air. An Arctic front moves through Monday, which really opens the door to frigid air for Tuesday with expected high temperatures in the teens and single digits! Wind chills may fall well below 0 at times, especially in the Berkshires. Dry, cold weather will last through mid-week.
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