SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — It felt more like January than November out there today. Even though we saw a good deal of sunshine it did little to warm up temperatures thanks to a gusty northwest wind. The winds will continue to be a factor this evening. There is a Wind Advisory is effect for all of Western Massachusetts until 1 am Monday morning. Winds at times could gust to over 50 mph. Winds that strong could bring down some tree branches and cause a few scattered power outages. Winds relax slightly after midnight. It will be a bitterly cold night tonight with temperatures in the single digits and lower teens. The record low for Monday morning is 9 degrees and it looks like we have a good chance of breaking that record.
Monday morning should be the coldest start this fall. The day to follow will be dry but still breezy and quite chilly with highs in the upper 20s and low 30s. We continue to track a coastal storm that will affect the region Tuesday night into Wednesday. It looks like we are going to stay on the warm side of this storm which means a soaking rain for us on the busiest travel day of the year. Needless to say it will certainly cause travel headaches for everyone heading out of town for Thanksgiving. Right now Thanksgiving looks sunny and cold with temperatures in the low 30s.