A solid March chill returns to end the week

A solid March chill returns to end the week

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) – A beautiful day across southern New England for early March! Temperatures this afternoon hit 40s across western Mass with cities like Hartford and Boston hitting around 50! Lots of sunshine and a breeze made for a nice weather day.

While our sunny stretch of weather will continue, we are going to turn much colder over the next few days.

A cold front will cross our area late tonight, bringing in some scattered to patchy clouds and a chance for flurries in the Berkshires. Temperatures drop back into the 20s with a lighter west-northwest breeze lingering through morning.

Breezes increase Thursday and we get some stronger northwest wind by the afternoon with gusts to 25-30mph. A colder air mass is moving in as well and highs return to the 30s for western Mass under good sunshine.

Temperatures continue to drop as a trough deepens over the Northeast Friday and Saturday. Both days are looking blustery and cold with highs in the 20s to low 30s. Wind chills likely stay in the teens and 20s both days. Sunday stays dry, sunny and chilly with highs climbing slightly above freezing, but with a lighter breeze, it should feel much nicer.

A pattern shift is looking more likely for next week with the transition to milder temperatures beginning Monday. We should get back to around 40 to start the week as strong high pressure moves just off the Southeast coast. A stronger southwesterly flow aloft will allow temperatures to get into the 50s by Tuesday and 50s to even near 60 degree temps may last much of the week! Our weather also looks mainly dry with good sunshine through Wednesday at least.

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