Gusty winds Sunday follow wet day Saturday

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) – The weekend brought a whirlwind of weather. First rain, and then a biting wind.

Most areas in western Massachusetts picked up 1 to 2 inches of rain Friday night into Saturday. Now Sunday was noticeably drier, but there was one weather condition that was still causing an annoyance, and that was the wind.

Wind gusts were forecast to reach up to 45 miles per hour, which can make temperatures in the low 40s, feel like the mid-30s. That’s because the strong wind blows away the layer of warm air surrounding your body, so you’re losing body heat faster. After the wind today, it’s snow and ice up for Monday night into Tuesday. Some locals are ready for the next round of plowable snow.

“Oh, I’m excited for sure. I like all the snow and all the activities that come along with it,” Megan Salvini told 22News.

And one local told 22News he’s hoping it sticks around until Christmas, which is just 10 days away.

“Yeah, a white Christmas. Not too much. After that it can start melting pretty quick hopefully,” Michael Salvini told 22News.

With high temperatures relatively cooler the rest of the month, the snow might just stay on the ground until Christmas.

Historically speaking, Springfield has a 40 to 50 percent chance of a white Christmas on any given year. The chance is higher the closer to the Berkshires you are.

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