Huge swing in weather ahead this week for western Massachusetts

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Many Pioneer Valley locals rejoice at the thought of being able to bury away that parka and snow boots in the back of their closets to enjoy some spring-like weather early this week.

And it is going to be a big change.

Temperatures will soar into the 50s on Monday, and could near the 60s on Tuesday. And this comes not too long after absolutely frigid weather on Feb. 1, when the low temperature dipped to a bone-chilling 12 degrees below zero. 

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Now these temperatures are much warmer than the average high for this time of year in Springfield which is 32 degrees. So it’s likely snow piles are going to disappear.

Less snow, means getting around more easily in western Massachusetts.  

“Well since she came along I’m more concerned about whether I can get a stroller through an area. So less snow is better in my opinion.” Joseph Lastowski told 22News. 

Now this warm-up might have some people thinking Punxsutawney Phil was onto something with his early spring prediction, but that’s not exactly the case. Winter is not over yet. We’ll dip back into the 40s  Wednesday through Friday. High temperatures will drop into the 30s with lows back near the single digits and teens this weekend. 

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