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A chilly start this morning but a mostly sunny warm afternoon on the way

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

High pressure is in control to start the weekend, giving us a nice day for Saturday. Sunshine this morning will mix with some afternoon clouds with temperatures climbing into the mid and upper 70s in the afternoon. A southerly breeze continues and dew points will gradually climb, allowing for a slightly more humid day.

Humidity continues to climb tonight and tomorrow ahead of an approaching cold front, which will give us an enhanced wind flow out of the south and southwest. Our front will also tap moisture from Tropical Depression Julia sitting off the Carolina coast, which will increase our chances for a soaking rain.

Expect scattered showers Sunday, but not a total washout. Our best chances for a steadier, heavier rain come Sunday night through Monday morning. A few thunderstorms are possible as well during this time and while widespread severe storms are not likely, we have a good environment for a brief, spin-up tornado.

Showers and thunderstorms continue Monday, then will gradually end from west to east as a cold front finally moves through. We will begin drying out Tuesday, but will have lingering clouds as a second front moves through. We turn less humid, but stay warm through the end of next week.

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