Much cooler air is being ushered into the region on brisk westerly winds, courtesy of an upper level low centered over northern New England this morning. Although the sun has made an appearance early today clouds will quickly fill in and there is a chance of snow flurries or snow showers across the local area. The best chances are toward the Berkshires. There will not be much change in temperatures throughout the day as highs only recover a few degrees from the sunrise lows. Add in the gusty winds of up to 30 mph and wind chills will be in the teens.
Lots of clouds hang around tonight with a chance of a snow flurry or two early. Gusty winds continue through the overnight, low temperatures dip into the teens and wind chills will fall to near zero.
Thursday and into Thursday night remain cold and blustery as the winds continue to gust out of the northwest. Highs may not escape the 20s, with the overnight lows back in the teens. Partly cloudy skies, with a slight chance of a flurry during the day, becoming mostly clear overnight.
Friday brings a slight moderation as highs climb through the 30s and winds finally ease up. With abundant sunshine it should be a very comfortable day for outdoor activities as high pressure will be in control through Friday night.
Here we go again. For the third weekend in a row all eyes will be focused on an ocean storm that has the potential to impact southern New England. At this point it appears precipitation moves across the local area Saturday, with a mix of rain and snow in the Springfield metro area and mostly snow to the north. This will likely change to an all snow event later Saturday night into Sunday with the precipitation winding down during Sunday. Stay tuned!
Five Day Outlook:
Today: Blustery, with much cooler temperatures and gusty winds. Becoming partly to mostly cloudy, chance of flurries or snow showers. Highs 29 to 33 degrees. Winds gusting to 30 mph from the west.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, windy and cold. Chance of evening flurries. Lows about 15. Gusty west winds to over 30 mph likely. Wind chills zero to 10 above.
Thursday and Thursday night: Partly cloudy, windy and continued cold. Slight chance of a flurry. Northwest winds continue to gust to over 30 mph. Highs 25 to 29. Nighttime lows 15 to 19.
Friday: Mostly sunny and tranquil. Highs recover to 36 to 40.
Friday night: Increasing clouds and not as cold. Lows 22 to 26.
Saturday and Sunday: A wintry mix to all snow is likely to arrive Saturday into Sunday. Accumulating snow is likely. Highs 35 to 39 Saturday, 30 to 34 Sunday. Overnight lows Saturday night 28 to 32.
Sunday night: Mostly cloudy, windy and cold. Lows 18 to 22.