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Drying out and warming up for Tuesday

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

It has been seasonably cool today, with temperatures rising to only the mid-to-low 50s. That's 15-20 degrees below the average for this time of you. Along with the cooler temperatures and cloudy skies, light showers have rained on western Mass throughout the day. Most areas picked up between a tenth and quarter of an inch. 

Pockets of drizzle have ended this evening as we begin drying out overnight. Temperatures Tuesday will be warmer, reaching to near 70 in the afternoon. Expect mostly cloudy skies with a few showers possible tomorrow afternoon. There is even a slight chance for a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

Warmer and muggier conditions will be around for Wednesday as we see a little bit more sunshine. The sunshine may be enough to 'energize' the atmosphere for some evening thunderstorms to be on the strong side as a cold front pushes through.

Thursday is looking like the pick of the week with lots of sunshine and temperatures in the mid-to-upper 70s. The month of June is rung in with comfortable conditions, but the longer range forecast looks a bit unsettled with at-or-below average temperatures for the first two weeks of June. Much like the start of May, the same type of upper-level pattern will be around. 

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