Colder temperatures take over, tracking snow overnight into Friday morning commute

Cheryl Sanders
March 11, 2017

3/10: Temperatures struggling to get much above freezing, and wind chills.

We'll dry out for Saturday night into Sunday morning with temperatures topping out in the upper 30s, then a rain/snow mix possible again by Sunday night.

Over the next week, we'll be receiving a blunt message that winter is holding on, with a couple chances of snow and record cold descending across New England. Our low temperatures on Saturday night will be in the lower to mid teens.

The cold continues through the end of the weekend. Temperatures will fall to the upper teens tonight as winds relax after sunset and into the overnight. Behind it - you guessed it: more wind and cold. Clouds increase through the day ahead of the next system, with perhaps a late day or evening snow shower. A juicy storm looks set to bump into the cold dome over our region, and we're still closely watching what might happen as that unfolds. We're left with a mostly sunny day that is slightly milder and less windy than today. Areas east and north of Springfield have a greater chance of mainly snow and a better chance for heavier accumulations of a few inches. The higher amounts are expected north, with as little as a coating to nothing closer to the state border.

High pressure finally builds in on Monday and the winds calm down.

There's some question as to how long the winter storm lingers around here on Tuesday.

SNOW POTENTIAL INDEXA daily assessment of the potential for at least 1 inch of snow in the next week, on a 0-10 scale. Our low temperatures on Monday night will be in the lower to mid 20s. That starts at 2 a.m., so keep in mind to set your clocks ahead by one hour before you go to bed Saturday night or first thing when you wake up Sunday morning.

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