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Great Tuesday; Tracking storms for Wednesday

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

High pressure is in control this evening across New England. The scattered clouds around will gradually decrease and we look mostly clear for tonight. With all the dry air in place, expect a cool night with temperatures falling back into the 40s with a light southerly breeze. Grab the sweatshirt if you are hanging outside tonight!

Tuesday begins chilly, but that is around 5am. By 8am, temperatures are rising fast and already approaching 60 degrees. High pressure moves east Tuesday, bringing in a gusty south-southwesterly breeze and warmer temps with highs nearing 80. We should get a mostly sunny day with a few fair-weather clouds around. Dew points and relative humidities look low, so it will be a high fire danger day.  

Our next weather system is on the way for Wednesday and clouds will increase late Tuesday night as a warm front approaches from the southwest. Expect a cloudy and damp start to Wednesday with showers and even a thunderstorm possible. We become muggy and warm throughout the day with some breaks of sun possible. As our atmosphere becomes more unstable, this will give us a chance for more thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening ahead of an approaching cold front.

We have a ‘marginal’ or low severe risk Wednesday afternoon and evening with isolated severe storms possible. Strong to damaging wind gusts and isolated large hail are possible. The dynamics of the storm system don’t look favorable for tornadoes right now. Showers and thunderstorms will come to an end early Wednesday night.

We are dry, warm and breezy Thursday with temps returning to around 80 degrees. A second cold front will bring a shot of drier, cooler air for Friday and both days look rain-free with good sunshine. An upper level ridge will begin building into the East this weekend, bringing in some heat! Temps should hit mid 80s Saturday and near 90 Sunday and Monday! The weekend is looking completely dry for now, but thunderstorm chances may return by late Monday or Tuesday.

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