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A sunny and cool start to the weekend

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) -  Monson experienced wind damage from the strong cold front that brought torrential rain Friday evening. Several trees and power lines are down in the Silver St. and Thayer St. area. Plan on delays this morning on those roads as crews clean up and restore power.

The preliminary determination from the National Weather Service was straight line wind damage.

High pressure delivers dry weather with a cool start and warm finish by Monday. Expect a southwesterly breeze Monday as well in advance of the next cold front scheduled for Tuesday. The pattern repeats next week minus the heavy rain we received last evening as we remain in the 60s mid-late week.

The autumn colors are brightening and showing the reds of the maples due to the cool nights and mild days lately. This brings out sugars in the leaves which is responsible for those reddish hues. Near peak color can be found along the Mohawk trail with peak foliage northward into NH and VT. The only area with past peak conditions now is northern Maine and Coos county NH including the Presidential Range.

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