It's been a hot and humid afternoon with some areas reaching the lower 90s. We have also seen some scattered showers and thunderstorm roll through part of the area. Scattered showers, downpours and storms are coming to an end as we head later into the evening. With the chance of heavy rain and storms, a First Warning Weather Day remains in effect here at Western Mass News.
The main concern this afternoon was heavy rain leading to flash flooding. Fortunately for us, the rainfall we saw today wasn't too heavy that the ground didn't soak it up. For the most part, we are done with the rain. A few of us may see some sprinkles over the next few hours. The threat for showers comes to an end after sunset but skies will remain mostly cloudy. A mild and muggy night is on the way with overnight lows in the mid to upper 60s.
The pattern will remain active through the weekend with off and on rounds of showers and storms. We can expect isolated storms Friday, then numerous showers and storms on Saturday. An area of heavy rain may move in tomorrow evening, giving us a good soaking for a few hours. This would be good news much of western Mass, as we are under a moderate to severe drought, according to the newest drought monitor released today.
A cold front will push late Saturday so it will turn less humid on Sunday, however an upper level system may still trigger an isolated shower or storm. Most of Sunday is dry and looking to be the better of the two weekend days. It will also be less humid on Sunday.
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