Reprieve from the rain ends, showers & storms expected through the weekend | Weather


SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) – We had a well deserved break from the rain yesterday, but it doesn’t last long since we will be dealing with another  thunderstorm threat this afternoon, and the storms stick around for the weekend too. 

Storms today have a low risk for severe wind gusts and isolated flooding with the timing being from 2-6pm, especially along the Pike and points south into Connecticut. The SPC places the southern part of western Mass under a “Marginal” threat for severe storms. 1 on their scale from 1 to 5. 

Today will be hot and humid too with temperatures returning to around 90 this afternoon. Dew points remain high as we are ahead of a cold front and a strong high pressure system off the Southeast coast continues to pump in moisture. During the mid afternoon, it may feel more like middle or even upper 90s in spots!

Flooding may be a concern heading into the weekend too as a slow-moving front lingers over New England. We may have a spot shower around tomorrow morning, then showers and thunderstorms will become more numerous in the afternoon and evening.

We may also have a batch of rain may come through tomorrow night with an area of low pressure and some of that rain may be heavy as well. Flash flood watches may be needed. 

A few showers linger Sunday as the front moves to the south coast under mainly cloudy skies and cooler conditions. Temps will stay in the 70s on Sunday, but it will remain muggy. Sunshine should return Monday as this system looks to move out, but another front approaches from the north with some showers and storms for Tuesday and Wednesday. 

By late-week, Thursday, there are signs of a cooler, less humid air mass coming down from Canada. 

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