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Springfield weather: Wind Chill Advisory through Friday morning

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More cold and some snow is in the forecast for the upcoming days. The bigger story will be the cold, except briefly milder on Saturday, otherwise it appears we are headed for more much below normal cold into next week. There will be a couple of opportunities for snow showers or light snow over the next several days as well.

A disturbance has been sliding out to sea south of New England today and will have little impact on the area other than to spread some clouds our way. Once this system passes into the open waters of the Atlantic more cold air will follow for tonight and Friday. Expect to wake to another icy cold morning on Friday with lows from zero to 5 below and wind chills approaching 20 below. The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for tonight through late Friday morning as wind chills are expected to dip to 10 below to about 20 below through Friday morning.

A vigorous storm system in south central Ontario will move northeastward and drive another cold front through here late Saturday. Gusty southwest winds ahead of the approaching front pushes temperatures close to 30 degrees with the threat of snow showers, possibly a few squalls, during the day on Saturday and into the evening. Behind this front more frigid air returns for Sunday.

A quick moving disturbance approaches later Sunday and may bring snow showers or a period of light snow at night and early Monday with another boost of colder air for Monday night and Tuesday.

By mid week there is a chance of a larger and more potent storm impacting southern New England with snow and wind. It will remain cold through the foreseeable future, outside of the modest moderation in temperatures on Saturday.

72 Hour Outlook:

Thursday night: Partly to mostly cloudy early, followed by mostly clear skies overnight. Bitter cold and breezy. Wind chills 10 below to near 20 below zero. Actual low temperatures zero to 5 below. West winds may gust to 20 mph at times, otherwise 5 to 15 mph.

Friday: A few clouds, otherwise a good amount of sunshine and continued cold. Highs only in the low to mid teens. West to northwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Wind chills down to 15 below through midday.

Friday night: Increasing clouds. Not quite as cold. Lows close to 10. Light southwest winds.

Saturday and Saturday night: Snow showers likely, possibly a local snow squall, ending early at night. A coating to two inches accumulation possible. Windy, not as cold with highs in the upper 20s to 30 degrees, then turning colder again overnight with lows around 10 by morning. Gusty southwest winds, becoming west to northwest later at night.

Sunday: Mostly to partly sunny, colder and breezy. Highs about 20.

Sunday night: Increasing clouds with a chance of snow showers developing. Not quite as cold, lows in the mid teens.

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