Cold and blustery weather on tap today through the weekend

Cold and blustery weather on tap today through the weekend

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) – Temperatures will run below normal through the weekend with blustery conditions today and tomorrow. A warm up is on the way for the middle of next week.

Today will be a cold, blustery day for New England as strong low pressure in eastern Canada stays put. High pressure continues building to our west, leaving New England in the cold and windy crosshairs. Breezes could gust to 30mph throughout the day, which will keep wind chills about 10 degrees colder than the actual temperature, which barely gets to freezing in the lower valley. We will see a mix of sun and clouds out there this afternoon.

Our weather stays dry and cold this weekend with single digit wind chills likely again Saturday morning. Saturday afternoon looks mostly sunny to partly cloudy with highs struggling to get out of the 20s thanks to a continued strong northwesterly flow. Wind relaxes Sunday, but we are still quite chilly with highs in the low to middle 30s. Expect temps to hit single digits and teens Sunday morning!

A pattern shift is on tap for next week, which will give us a legit taste of spring. An upper level ridge finally moves to the East, bringing highs well into the 50s starting Tuesday. Monday will be the transition day with highs returning to normal under good sunshine. We stay dry with fair skies Tuesday and Wednesday, then shower chances return Thursday as a stronger southwesterly flow kicks in. Temps may approach 60 mid to late week!

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