A weak trough moves through the region Monday morning, bringing some light and scattered flurries to the region. A coating is possible in the hilltowns, but little, if any, accumulation is expected in the downtown Springfield area as this system quickly slides through during the Monday morning commute.
Cloudy skies, but dry conditions, finish out the afternoon on Monday. A better mix of sun and clouds is expected for Tuesday with temperatures nicely getting into the mid-40s.
A winter storm will hit the region Wednesday night. At this time, the Wednesday morning commute appears to be okay, but conditions will get worse throughout the day. The heaviest potential snowfall would be around/after sunset.
The rain/snow line is expected to be stretched out somewhere across Connecticut and out towards the Cape, but potentially inching into downtown Springfield for a brief period of time as well. This is making it difficult to give specific snowfall totals. For now, expect 3 to 6 inches in Springfield, with 10 or more inches still a possible scenario for Franklin County and the hilltowns.
MONDAY: Light morning flurries, coating possible north, mostly cloudy. High 41.
MONDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Low 29.
TUESDAY: A mix of sun and clouds, seasonal. High 46.
WEDNESDAY: Afternoon/evening snow, several inches possible. High 38.
Forecast prepared by Meteorologist Mike Skurko