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Rain expected through the day on Friday

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

It looks like out streak of 90 degree days continues for one more day today. We hit highs of 90+ today for the eighth straight day. We have not seen a heat wave that long since 1995! That streak will come to an end tomorrow with temperatures struggling to get out of the 70s.  

Tonight will be mostly cloudy with some gathering sprinkles and showers heading our way. Most of us will dodge these raindrops early, however that won't be the case into Friday.

It will be cooler on Friday as an area of low pressure tracks towards the area. The exact track and location of the low will determine how much rain we see. It will still be a bit muggy with lots of clouds and temperatures in the 70s and low 80s. It's looking promising for a steady period of rain, starting in the morning stretching through the afternoon and evening. We'll be on the north edge of the rain shield, but models are hinting for some good rain totals. There will be a tight gradient of rainfall from north to south. Franklin County looks to be on the lower side of the totals, with higher totals possible heading into Connecticut. In fact, the entire state of Connecticut has a Flash Flood Watch in place for tomorrow, while western Mass does not have any alerts in place.

This system will move out in time for the weekend. Things are looking good for both Saturday and most of Sunday. We'll see a fair amount of sunshine with temperatures in the 80s along with low levels of humidity. There is some rain that arrives later in Sunday but overall the weekend is looking great! 

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