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Hazy, Hot Thursday with Air Quality Alert

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

Summer made appearance today and will continue over the next several days. High pressure continues to build in and will set up off shore for the rest of the week. The clockwise flow around this system will usher in summer-like temperatures! Readings will reach into at least the 80s for the rest of the week lasting into the weekend. We may even flirt with 90!

An Air Quality Alert is in effect for Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties until 11 pm this evening and again tomorrow from 11 am until 11 pm. The shower chances have ended this tonight. Expect mainly clear skies overnight with lows in the mid to upper 50s.

Tomorrow will be warm but dry with a nice breeze. Although temperatures will climb well up into the 80s, the dew points will stay fairly comfortable allowing for cool nights and mornings. You may be able to keep the AC off tonight and let in the fresh air. 

However, by Friday afternoon and into the weekend, it will start to become more humid with dew point creeping into the 60s and low 70s. This will also help kick off an afternoon thunderstorm both Friday and Saturday. It will feel a bit more like July instead of late May. 

A backdoor cold front will push through on Sunday, though how effective it is to actually cool us down remains to be seen. As of now, we expect temperature to stay in the low 80s for Sunday. Overall the weekend should be decent for cookouts and outdoor plans just keep an eye to the sky for a brief thunderstorm. 

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