A few storms possible tonight, with better chance for storms tomorrow | Weather


SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) – A few storms moved through Franklin and Berkshire Counties last night, but most of the activity dried up before reaching greater Springfield. Rain has moved out, but it’s another mainly cloudy, rather muggy start with temperatures in the 60’s. There some patchy fog here and there, but it’s not as much of an issue as yesterday. 

Morning clouds will give way to some sunshine with more warm and muggy conditions today. We remain out ahead of a cold front, and as the front approaches it will kick off a few thunderstorms and a couple of storms may be severe with damaging wind gusts, and large hail, but also heavy rain and frequent lightning. With the threat, today is a First Warning Weather Day. 

The front will move through during the afternoon, so our window of opportunity for storms be for a couple of hours, noon to 5pm. The Mass Pike and points south have the greatest chance of seeing a severe storm with a low chance across Franklin and Berkshire Counties, where the front will move through before storms fire up. 

Storms will shift south into Connecticut later this afternoon and western Mass will dry out as high pressure moves in from Canada. 

Behind the front, finally we get a break from the humidity and rain. Tomorrow is looking very nice with highs near 80, dew points in the 50’s along with quite a bit of sunshine.  The nice weather sticks around through the start of the weekend before showers and storm chances go back up on Sunday. Highs Friday and Saturday look to top off near 80 as well with dew points in the 50’s. (There may be a spot shower or storm on Friday, but most will stay dry and dew points stay in the 50’s.)

Low pressure along with a front will move in for Sunday, so it will turn more humid with afternoon shower and storms. 

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