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Clearing Skies and Cold for your Wednesday Night

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — What a difference a day makes. Yesterday we saw temperatures in the low 80’s and today temperatures only made it into the low 50’s. It felt more like early April out there than late May. The chill is not done yet as we have a cold night on the way tonight. After a mostly cloudy evening skies will become mostly clear tonight. You factor in the clear skies and light winds and that sets the stage for maximum radiational cooling. Lows tonight will fall into the 30’s and lower 40’s. The record low for tomorrow, May 29th is 35 set back in 1967. We probably won’t get that chilly but it will be cool enough, especially for late May. There may be a touch of frost in some sheltered valley locations.

Tomorrow will start chilly but will turn out to be a beautiful day with plenty of sunshine and moderating temperatures as high pressure builds in from the northeast. Highs will reach near 70 in the afternoon. Thursday night will feature partly to mostly cloudy skies with low temperatures in the mid 40’s.

The next chance for any showers or storms will arrive Friday afternoon as an upper level system and a cold front push through. This system will cause things to become unstable in the afternoon so sunshine will give way to building clouds yielding showers and a few thunderstorms.

Have a great night!

Don Maher

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