While the afternoon was a dry one it was also rather windy. Winds have gusted to near 40 mph at times and that has lead to some reports of wind damage in the area. A wind gust to 49 mph was recorded at Westover in Chicopee this afternoon. The windy conditions will continue tonight and into tomorrow before winds finally begin to diminish tomorrow night.
A cold front has pushed well to the east and high pressure is building in from the Great Lakes. That ridge of high pressure will remain in control of our weather through much of this week. Skies will gradually become partly cloudy tonight. It will still be rather windy with NW winds between 10-15 mph with an occasional gust to 35 mph. Lows tonight will drop back into the upper 40s and lower 50s.
Temperatures will continue to run below average on Monday with highs only in the upper 60s and lower 70s under a mix of sun and clouds. It will still be rather breezy tomorrow with NW winds between 10-15 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Temperatures will begin to warm starting on Tuesday with highs in the mid to upper 70s. Temperatures could make it into the lower to middle 80s as we head into next weekend with hardly a rain drop in sight.
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