Springfield Local Forecast



SPRINGFIELD (WRSP) - Tuesday marked the start of the Spring season, but it certainly isn't feeling like it with mid-week temperatures running about 10 degrees below normal for mid to late March.

Wednesday's forecast features another unseasonably cool afternoon with highs only in the mid to upper 40s, but at least it will look better with morning clouds giving way to afternoon sunshine and the chillier temperatures will feel better with decreasing winds heading into Wednesday morning. Temperatures will trend a little warmer Thursday and Friday with highs back in the low to mid 50s before our next weather maker sends temperatures diving back into the 40s this weekend.

Rain chances return as early as late Thursday afternoon and evening with a few spotty showers into early Friday morning. Better rain chances, however, are expected by late Friday afternoon through Saturday evening. Sunday and offer a brief break from the precipitation with a mix of sun and clouds before another round of scattered showers moves in Monday night and continues through Tuesday. Initial rain totals of at least a quarter to a half inch will be possible through Saturday evening.

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THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK: Look for highs in the mid 40s Wednesday; low to mid 50s Thursday and Friday; mid 40s Saturday and Sunday; and, mid to upper 50s Monday and Tuesday. Overnight lows will fall to the upper 20s Wednesday night; mid 30s Thursday and Friday night; upper 20s Saturday; mid 30s Sunday night; and, mid 40s Monday night.

Joe Crain - Storm Team 20 Meteorologist

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