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Mostly Sunny and Mild for your Saturday

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — After waking up to areas of black ice and fog this morning the sun has come out and temperatures are rising nicely.

We are setting up for a superb Saturday – at least for late winter standards! After some early low clouds and leftover fog patches leave, today will be mostly sunny and quite pleasant. A breeze will pick up from the west and southwest which will make it feel a bit cooler than the actual temperature suggests. But that same breeze descending down from the Berkshires is also compressing and warming the air as it gets pushed into the Pioneer Valley and is why some areas could reach 50 degrees Saturday for the first time in a while! We could see a few clouds mix in with the sunshine this afternoon as a weak system approaches this afternoon.

Skies will be mostly clear tonight with light winds. Temperatures will fall back into the upper 20′s to around 30 so there could be some areas of black ice once again. On Sunday, skies start partly to mostly sunny but clouds gradually take over by late in the day. Temperatures again soar above normal levels but won’t be quite as mild as Saturday. There is also the slight chance of a shower Sunday afternoon. A weak wave of energy passes along the front (now just to our south) early Monday morning and may have just enough moisture to trigger a few flurries or snow showers for the Monday morning drive.

Colder air will begin to work into the region as well as highs on Monday and Tuesday only make it into the upper 20′s and lower 30′s, followed by a chance for snow on Wednesday. It’s early but the maps hint at a plow-able snowfall beginning Wednesday morning and lasting much of the day. Temperatures would be cold enough for all snow for this event too. In fact, behind the system on Thursday and Friday, some of the coldest Arctic air of the season is possible! Stay tuned…

Have a great day,

Rick Sluben & Don Maher