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First Winter Storm Delivers with Blanket of Snow, Sleet

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Most of us are waking up to a fresh blanket of 5 to 12 inches of fluffy snow with a lay of sleet on top.

For the most part, this storm system “behaved” as planned. The steady, heavy precipitation has moved out as our storm system is quickly moving away.

There is just a bit of freezing drizzle remaining. If you have to head out this morning, be sure to take it slow, as roads are slippery and snow packed.

The light precipitation will come to a complete end this morning then and clouds will break to a little sunshine this afternoon. It will be blustery and cold today, but not as frigid as yesterday. We only got up to 15 degrees yesterday afternoon.

Highs Sunday will reach into the upper 20’s to near 30. There will be a little melting possible this afternoon. The temperatures will tumble again tonight, so watch out for black ice and re-freeze.

Readings by morning will fall into the teens.

There could be a brief flurry this morning as the Arcite air gets reinforced. Tomorrow will be frigid with highs back down into the teens and lower 20s and with the wind, it will feel like it’s in the single digits!

The cold will stay with us through Thursday with temperatures only slowly moderating. There could be a snow shower on Tuesday, but it will not amount too much.

Good news though! By Friday, we could be into the lower 40’s with some rain showers in the afternoon as a milder, southerly flow tokes over!

Here are some snow/sleet totals across western Mass.
Worthington – 11″
Adams – 11″
Savoy – 11″
Cummington – 11″
Greenfield – 10″
Ashfield – 9″
Heath – 9″
Granville – 8″
Southampton – 7″
Belchertown – 6″
Southwick – 7″
Amherst 7″
South Hadley 7″
Agawam – 7″
Ludlow – 6″
Chicopee – 5″
East Longmeadow – 6
Ware – 5″

Have a great day!
Dan Brown


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