Winter weather swings continue with mild weekend

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) — Springfield picked up 4 inches of snow Tuesday and Wednesday, but there was a noticeable shift in the air Saturday. Western Massachusetts locals got to enjoy sunny skies and warmer-than-normal temperatures, with the exception of a little bit of wind.

But it was just another random warmer day considering we’ve had numerous weather swings so far this winter.

On the first of the month, we dipped to 12 degrees below zero. Just four days later, we reached 62 degrees. That’s a 74-degree change.

And locals have noticed how up-and-down this season has been. 

“It’s fluctuated. We had some warm days, we had some warm weeks, we had some bitterly cold weeks like a couple weeks ago. Not much consistency,” Andrew McAlary from Wilbraham told 22News.

Now the mild weather is going to come to an end Sunday night. Snow is expected to move in overnight into Monday, and we could see multiple days of wintry weather this week.

But even with the recent spell of snowy weather, we are still way behind in terms of seasonal snowfall. We’ve only had 24 inches of snow so far this winter, when the season usually finishes up with nearly 50 inches.

High temperatures will stick in the 30s most of this week, so it seems like Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction of an early spring is not coming true just yet.

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