Flooding rains end, but clouds & spotty showers, linger today | Weather


SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) – Heavy rain and thunderstorms brought widespread flooding to western Mass over the weekend. We picked up 3-6″ of rain making this the wettest July on record at Westover A.R.B. with just under 12″ so far this month. 

Although we did not have much wind damage in western Mass over the weekend there was an EF-0 tornado Sunday evening in Somers, CT near Lake Road in with projected wind gusts of 80 mph.

Widespread watches and warnings have ended, however A Flood Warning remains in effect for the Westfield River until 3:15.  

The heavy rain has moved out with leftover clouds, fog and spotty showers around this morning. Although we still run the risk of a few spotty showers and a thunderstorm today we are not expected additional flooding concerns today. We may see some sunshine working in this afternoon with temperatures staying mainly in the 70’s. It will be slightly less humid, but still muggy with dew points in the 60’s. 

Tonight should remain quiet mainly dry conditions and overnight lows in the 60’s. 

Tomorrow will be a brighter, warmer day with highs reaching well into the 80’s. A front will approach late in the day with an even thunderstorm however we have a greater chance for storms on Wednesday as a cold front approaches. Storms on Wednesday have the potential to be strong to severe with more flooding concerns. 

By Thursday there are signs of a cooler, less humid air mass with more more sunshine. Thursday looks to be the pick of the week. 

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