Heavy rain & wind threat through the morning | Weather

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) — A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for Berkshire, Hampden, Hampshire, & Franklin Counties until Noon Friday. 

A slow-moving cold front continues to creep eastward and will bring a line of heavy rain and thunderstorms this morning.

The heaviest rain will move through during the morning commute and should be out of the area by noon. 

The main concern with this line of rain is the potential for flash flooding due to rain estimates of 1-3” with isolated higher amounts possible in the hills. A strong to severe thunderstorm is also possible with this line, which would bring isolated damaging wind gusts or even a tornado. These threats will end by Noon for western Mass.

Temperatures and dew points stay near 70 early this morning. Wind out of the southeast remains gusty tonight and overnight with occasional gusts to 30mph. Stronger gusts are possible in any thunderstorms.

Once we get behind the cold front, our weather will begin improving. Skies gradually clear later this afternoon and night and humidity begins to lower. Tomorrow will be much drier and more comfortable in western Mass, but farther east may take some time to dry out as the front slowly moves off the coast. We will get some good sunshine in western Mass with more clouds lingering out East.

An upper level trough will swing through New England with a shot of cooler, drier air Tomorrow night and will linger a good part of next week. Dew points return to a refreshing level and temperatures hover close to normal early next week with some cooler air mid-week. A few disturbances will rotate through in this pattern, bringing scattered clouds and a few showers here and there.

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