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Steamy with some scattered soakers today

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

A front has stalled over southern New England today. The combination of this weak energy in place and the heating of the day means the chance for a few afternoon scattered downpours and thunderstorms.

Any storms will be slow movers which means localized flash flooding in areas of poor drainage caught under any of these storms is possible. The highest threat will be this afternoon into the early evening hours.

A large area of high pressure to our west will move over us Tuesday delivering some serious heat our way.  

This area of high pressure should suppress the chance for thunderstorms Tuesday and Wednesday, but will allow the heat to build with highs reaching the mid 90s by Wednesday.

Thursday will be near 90 as well which could make it an official heat wave before a cold front arrives with late day storms.

A more comfortable air mass pushes in behind this front on Friday. Dew points will be much lower Friday, but temperatures will still be quite warm.

-- First Warning Meteorologist Rick Sluben

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