A general 4 to 6 inches of snow fell throughout greater Springfield today as another storm gave winter one final gasp. That will be the last snow we see this winter season since spring begins Wednesday at 7:02 am. The below normal temperatures will continue the remainder of this work week, followed by a slight moderation over the weekend. Although spring begins on Wednesday it will not feel anything like it as the chill continues.
A few snowfall totals in the greater Springfield area from today’s event: Granby - 6.2 inches, Greenfield - 6, Westfield - 5.2, west Springfield - 4.5, Wilbraham - 4 and Enfield, CT - 3.3 inches. Franklin County saw upwards of near 10 inches as evidenced by reports of 9.5 inches at both Heath and Shelburne.
Low pressure that gave us the inclement weather Tuesday will move into the Canadian Maritimes Wednesday with chilly air filtering into western Massachusetts on gusty west winds. Although we can expect sunshine to return it will have little impact on making it a comfortable day to be outdoors as high temperatures range from 35 to 39 degrees and wind chills will be in the mid to upper 20s. Skies range from partly to mostly cloudy overnight, with lows dipping to 16 to 20 degrees. West winds will diminish to 10 mph or less overnight.
During Thursday another low pressure system will skirt south of New England and out to sea. Although areas to our south and east may get accumulating snow out of this system it should remain dry locally. A snow shower or two cannot be ruled out however. It could be a very different story over parts of southeast Massachusetts and Cape Cod later Thursday and Thursday night as they could see several inches of snow from this system. For us, skies will become mostly cloudy, with a chance of that snow shower, otherwise chilly temperatures and light winds should be the weather features both Thursday and Friday. Highs 34 to 38 degrees, overnight lows 18 to 22 Thursday night and 21 to 25 Friday night. If the low pushes further north we would have to think about a period of light snow here later Thursday.
The weekend is looking cool, dry and tranquil. Partly to mostly sunny skies, highs ranging from 40 to 44 both days. Mostly clear to partly cloudy skies at night, lows 22 to 26.