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A Cloudy, Cool Afternoon, Some Rain Tonight

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Clouds will thicken up this afternoon with maybe a sprinkle or flurry but we should stay mainly dry. Temperatures will reach into the lower 40’s for highs.

Rain will begin between this evening with a few brief burst of moderate or heavy rain then wind down during the wee hours of the morning. Most areas will pick up about 1/4 to 1/2″ of rain. There may be a bit of wet snow mixed in far northern and some elevated locations could see a coating – 1″ of snow with the highest amounts in the hills north of Route 2. However, this storm is mainly rain as a southerly flow takes over.

Clouds will be followed by some partial sunshine tomorrow.  An isolated pop-up shower or two is possible during the afternoon tomorrow as spring begins.  The vernal equinox is tomorrow afternoon at 12:57 PM! Tomorrow will actually feel like spring with highs near 50!

Friday looks bright and a bit cooler.  After highs near 50 tomorrow readings will stay in the 40s on Friday.

For the big weekend ahead in Holyoke, another weather system will track to our north Saturday.  This means rain showers develop Saturday morning and last, off and on during the day that should end sometime Saturday afternoon.  Highs Saturday will reach close to 50.  It will only rain briefly and will NOT be a washout.  Most of Saturday it will not be doing anything.  Clouds clear Saturday night as it turns brisk and cooler.  Right now, we can expect a mix of sun and clouds for parade day Sunday.  It will become quite blustery during the day with a passing flurry possible.  Highs will be near 40 but wind chills stay closer to 30 throughout the day!

Have a great afternoon!

Dan Brown


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