While the Springfield area narrowly missed a major snowstorm, brutally cold temperatures will still grip the region Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
High temperatures are only expected to reach the teens through the second half of the workweek. Low temperatures started in the single digits on Wednesday morning, and are forecasted to drop below zero for Thursday and Friday morning.
Meanwhile, the wind chill became dangerous for residents of Western Massachusetts on Wednesday morning. Wind gusts up to 30 mph dropped the wind chill as low as minus 21 at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee and minus 26 in Pittsfield.
At those wind chill values, the National Weather Service says frostbite can occur on exposed skin within 30 minutes.
Wind chills will be about 10 to 15 degrees below zero in Springfield for the morning commutes on Thursday and Friday. Winds will not be as strong as Wednesday morning's, but the air temperature itself will be colder, allowing wind chills to remain hazardous.
Unfortunately, the cold is expected to persist for at least several days across Western Massachusetts. Long-range computer models suggest below-normal temperatures through the middle of next week.
The complete seven-day forecast can be found on the Weather tab.
Copyright 2014 WSHM (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.
A city-owned car that is issued to Mayor Alex Morse was involved in a drunken driving arrest just after midnight on Saturday.More >>
Police were called to the rotary on their side of the Memorial Bridge for a car crash on Saturday afternoon.More >>
The Northampton Airport hosted its second annual Fly it Forward event on Saturday, which promotes aviation to women.More >>
CBS 3 media partner Mass Live and The Republican reported that the high speed chase started just before 12:30 a.m. on Interstate 291.More >>
Four city residents are without a home Saturday night following a fire at their duplex on Ashley Avenue.More >>