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Clear and cool tonight. Sunny skies and hot on Sunday

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

It's a beautiful start to the weekend thanks to sunny skies this afternoon and temperatures in the 80s. It looks like we will do it again tomorrow with sunshine and dry conditions. We do need some rain around here though as some areas in Hampden county are in a moderate drought. It looks like our best chance for rain does not come until Tuesday.

A clear and cool night is on the way tonight as temperatures drop back into the lower and middle 50s overnight. It will be a good night to open up the windows. After another cool start tomorrow morning we are looking at a very warm afternoon once again as highs top out in the upper 80s to around 90 under mostly sunny skies. We have yet to hit 90 this month but we will make a run at it on Sunday and Monday. 

Monday will remain mainly dry with partly sunny skies. As a cold front approaches the region on Tuesday we will see our best chance for some rain with the chance for some afternoon showers and thunderstorms. It will also become rather humid on Tuesday with highs in the lower 80s. Another system may extend our rain chances into Wednesday as well.

And by the way, we need the rain. Parts of western Mass are now under a moderate drought. Year-to-date we are running about 5" below normal. We've picked up 15" of rain thus far, where we should be closer to 20" at this point. 

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