hot with showers and thunderstorms

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) – Very warm and a bit muggy this afternoon with highs reaching into the upper 80s to lower 90s ahead of a cold front. Showers and thunderstorms will continue to pop up this afternoon, lasting into the early evening.

While widespread severe weather is unlikely, there is a “Marginal” risk (1 on the “risk” scale to 5) for severe storms to develop with strong straight-line winds. Slow moving storms may lead to flooding or flash flooding. With the threat, today remains a First Alert Weather Day. The cold front pushes south tonight and wind shifts to the northeast and increases. Temperatures fall into the 50s with a few showers through early tomorrow morning.


A dramatic cool-down for the weekend is still expected as a stiff northeasterly flow develops over New England. Highs both tomorrow and Sunday look to be in the 60s for western Mass with cooler temperatures in the 50s farther east! Breezy with NE wind around 10-20mph and gusts to 30mph. We keep a lot of clouds, but with perhaps some sun trying to mix in, especially west. Spotty showers are possible early tomorrow, then later Sunday in our area. Most of the weekend it will not be raining across western Mass. More rain to the east.

A cool, unsettled weather pattern heading into next week, but overall it looks like lingering low pressure will keep temperatures below normal, skies partly to mostly cloudy, and give us a daily threat for some afternoon showers or a thunderstorm. No washouts, but an unsettled stretch is on the way.

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