Low pressure will develop off the New Jersey coast and move southeast of Nantucket on Tuesday. This system is expected to bring the Springfield area a light accumulating snow, although some of you may only see a coating. Generally a 1 to 3 inch snowfall total is expected in the area. The heaviest amounts from this storm are expected over southeast Massachusetts and areas north of Boston, especially near the coast.
Tuesday, the snowfall winds down and ends early. With the storm departing another rush of very cold air will overtake the region and it stays with us the remainder of the work week. The coldest air mass in two years will be with us for a few days. Gusty winds will add to the discomfort and keep wind chill values 10 to 15 degrees colder from the actual temperature.
By late week, Friday night or into early next weekend, a coastal storm could impact the area with additional snow. More on that as we get to the mid week time period.
Five Day Forecast:
Monday: Mostly sunny to start, followed by increasing cloudiness. Chance of flurries this afternoon. Much colder, highs in the mid 20s. Lighter winds from the west at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday night: Snow is likely. Cold, lows in the mid teens. Winds light and variable, becoming northwest l0 to 15 mph and gusty after midnight.
Tuesday: A chance of light snow early, followed by partial clearing and becoming windy. Highs in the low 20s. Winds northwest and increasing 15 to 25 mph and gusty.
Tuesday night: Partly to mostly cloudy and bitterly cold. Lows about zero. Gusty winds early will diminish overnight.
Wednesday through Thursday night: Fair skies, quite cold with gusty winds. Highs mid to upper teens. Overnight lows 5 below zero to zero Wednesday night, 5 below zero to near 10 above Thursday night.
Friday: Increasing clouds and not as cold. Highs low to mid 20s.
Friday night: Chance of snow developing. Lows 10 to 15.