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Today Staying Damp, Cool and Raw

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) —  The steady, heavy rain has pushed off to the east but the damp conditions will stick around. This storm is not done with us yet. Most areas picked up between, over one to two inches of rain last night. We are not expecting a ton of rain today however it will stay damp and cool with pockets of drizzle and a few showers. In fact, a Flood Watch remains in effect until 8pm this evening.

As the upper level system rotates through the area the rain will become a bit steadier tonight, while at the same time slightly colder air will drain in aloft. This will cause the rain to mix or even change to wet snow across the  higher elevations and hill towns. This is where there could be some slippery spots tonight into tomorrow morning along with a minor accumulation.In fact, A Winter Weather Advisory goes into effect this evening for Western Hampden, Western Hampshire and all of Franklin and Berkshire counties until 11am tomorrow morning.

This slow moving system will drift east tomorrow. So conditions will start damp, cool and raw with some rain and snow showers. Clouds may break to a bit of sunshine late in the day as things dry out during the afternoon. It will stay breezy and cool with highs in the lower 40’s. A good 5 to 10 degrees below normal.

Finally, March will come to an end. The official numbers will come out over the next couple of days but no doubt this March was way below normal temperature-wise! Having said that, we did not see all the much snow this month. We only picked up about 1″ of snowfall. We average about 6″ of snow in March. The last time we had to shovel, at least in greater Springfield, was February 15th.

Sunshine returns for Tuesday with temperatures reaching into the lower 50’s. The new month will bring some nice spring weather. By Wednesday readings will be well into the 50’s, perhaps even touching 60 degrees.

By the  way, the Red Sox opener, tomorrow afternoon at 3PM  in Baltimore, is looking good.  It will be sunny, breezy and pleasant with highs in the lower 60’s.

Have a great afternoon,

Dan Brown & Don Maher

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