Warm and humid today; severe storms possible this evening | Weather


SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) — It’s a much warmer, more humid morning compared to yesterday. You will not need the jacket as you head out today.  A warm front moved through last night bringing back the humidity, and you will certainly feel it right away this morning. Temperatures are in the 60’s and lower 70’s. Clouds will give way to some sunshine this morning with shooting into the 80’s. 

A strong cold front is on the way for later today, and out ahead of the front we’ll have a strong southerly flow helping to warm us up into the 80’s with dew points near 70. It will feel more like the middle of August today. 

A cold front will trigger strong to severe storms later today.  Damaging wind gusts, large hail and even a tornado is possible.  Isolated flash flooding may also occur as torrential rain will be possible within these storms. The timing looks to be from 5pm to midnight. The area in western Mass most likely to see a small tornado is along and north of Route 2.  The risk diminishes farther southeast, but there is still a small risk as far south as Springfield. With the severe potential today is a First Warning Weather Day. 

The cold front will push southward tonight and stall tomorrow, while high pressure builds to the north. We will end up with a good deal of clouds, lingering humidity, but cooler temperatures tomorrow. A few showers are possible. Friday’s weather is looking similar with mostly cloudy skies, 70s and a few showers here and there. Most of the day it will not be raining, but you’ll still want to bring an umbrella if you are heading over to the Big E. 

A tropical low will move up from the south Saturday, passing well southeast of New England. This system will keep some clouds around for western Mass and a few spotty showers, but mainly to our south.  This low (Possible TS Odette) looks to move away, which we’ll see quite a bit of sunshine Sunday into early next week.  

A warm, dry, pleasant stretch looks to set up Sunday through the middle of next week with highs in the lower 80’s, but with lower levels of humidity overnight lows will likely fall into the 50’s. It will make for great Big E conditions. 

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