Clouds will continue to thicken up this afternoon with showers developing. Rain will become heavy this evening into tonight. It will become windy and mild as temperatures hold steady or slowly rise. There will be a few embedded thunderstorms as well. A storm or two could be on the strong side with isolated damaging winds. Most of us need the rain and we certainly are going to get it. We can expect a solid 1-3" across western Mass. There may be some minor street flooding and a few power outages are possible as winds become gusty! A Wind Advisory is in effect for norther Berkshire County for this afternoon and tonight.
The rain will end early tomorrow morning, before the morning commute and will give way to partial sunshine. It will be windy and warm with temperatures spiking into the 70s. The record high for tomorrow, October 29th, is 72 degrees. We have a good shot of the record! A cold front will sweep through in the afternoon with a few showers here and there then behind the front it will turn cooler and more seasonable. The cool air will drain in slowly tomorrow night as temperatures fall into the 40s by morning.
Friday will be bright and sunny but breezy and cool with temperatures averaging about 20 degrees cooler than Thursday's Highs. Saturday will remain dry and seasonable with temperatures in the mid 50s. Halloween looks to be a nice for the trick-or-treaters. Temperatures will be in the 40s Saturday evening with clear skies and very little wind.
Sunday will feature mostly cloudy skies as weak system slides our way. However, aside from a sprinkle or shower most of the day will be dry.
By the way, don't forget to set you clock back one hour before you go to bed Saturday night. We go back to Standard time. This means we gain an extra hour of sleep, the sun will come up an hour earlier but will set an hour earlier as well. Sunrise on Sunday is 6:23 but will set at 4:45!
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