Monday, April 22, 2013

Springfield weather: The Week Ahead

Springfield weather: The Week Ahead, Below normal temperatures and dry air will remain in place through the Pioneer Valley as we start the new work week. After a very chilly Sunday night, with temperatures expected to dip into the 20s most everywhere, Monday morning will be a frosty start for many. Despite a good amount of sunshine Monday it will remain on the cooler side of normal. Average highs in greater Springfield are about 61 degrees with the average lows around 40.

The high pressure system that gave us a sunny day on Sunday will move offshore Monday. Meanwhile, low pressure will be developing off the South Carolina coast and begin to push northeastward. This will cause an increase in clouds Monday night with the slight chance of a few showers early Tuesday. The shower activity is expected to generally stay east of greater Springfield. Not as cold Monday night but still a cooler than average night that will be followed by another cool day on Tuesday.

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The coastal low departs by early Wednesday, followed by a cold front approaching during the day. The front is expected to move through these parts Wednesday night. This may spark a few showers during the late afternoon and at night. The front will do nothing in the way of cooling down temperatures but will allow for drier air to follow in its wake, giving us a return to sunnier skies and a return to near normal temperatures Thursday and Friday. The pleasant weather late week will be courtesy of high pressure that will crest over the area.

Five Day Forecast:

Monday: After a cold start, sunshine and cool temperatures prevail. Highs in the mid to upper 50s. Winds east 8 to 15 mph.

Monday night: Increasing clouds. Not as cold. Lows in the low to mid 30s. Light northeast winds.

Tuesday: Chance of an early shower, otherwise mostly cloudy followed by partly cloudy for the afternoon. Highs in the mid 50s. Northeast winds 8 to 18 mph.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy to mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid to upper 30s.

Wednesday and Wednesday night: Partly to mostly cloudy. Chance of an afternoon or evening shower. Highs in the upper 50s to low 60s. Lows in the upper 30s to 40 degrees.

Thursday and Thursday night: Cloudiness early, otherwise partly cloudy skies. Seasonal temperatures with the highs in the low 60s and overnight lows mid 30s to 40 degrees.

Friday and Friday night: Fair skies with a mostly sunny day and mainly clear overnight. Highs in the low 60s and nighttime lows in the mid 30s to 40 degrees.

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