Mostly clear and chilly tonight. Frost Advisory in effect for portions of western Mass

Frost Advisory in effect for portions of western Mass
Published: Apr. 30, 2022 at 8:35 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 30, 2022 at 5:35 PM EDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - While it was a breezy day it was also one where we saw plenty of sunshine and temperatures climb into the the 60s. The breezy conditions will finally ease tonight and after a chilly start tomorrow morning a very mild afternoon is on the way to close out the weekend.

Temps tonight will be similar to last night, falling down into the low 30s once again, but the good news is that the pesky winds over the past few days will finally give and winds will settle calmly overnight and stay that way through Sunday! Sunday morning will start of cold with areas of patchy frost. There is a Frost Advisory is effect for all of Hampden county as well as eastern Hampshire county from midnight tonight until 7am Sunday morning. Sensitive vegetation should be covered up or brought inside. The growing season has officially begun in the areas under the Frost Advisory but we could see patchy frost throughout western Mass so even if you are not under the advisory make sure sensitive plants are covered up or brought inside tonight.

Temperatures will quickly ramp up as high pressure stabilizes in the area. May begins with a realistic chance of hitting 70 degrees for many in western Mass, setting up the best day of Spring so far!

Our weather pattern shifts a bit next week. Overall, temperatures stay close to normal with Monday coming in as the coolest day of the week. Lots of clouds Monday to Wednesday with a few frontal boundaries coming by with shower chances. Only a few showers are possible Monday and Tuesday, with dry weather most of the time. Southerly flow brings temperatures back to near 70 Wednesday and shower chances increase. A cold front may bring showers or a thunderstorm, then drier air returns to end the week as temperatures will fluctuate between the high & low 60s!

And keep in mind as we reach the back end of Spring and head toward summer, the potential for disruptive and dangerous weather increases. We will keep you weather aware and prepared with First Alert Weather Days. Designed to help you plan, prepare & protect your family, you can expect detailed information on potential hazards beginning 48-72 hours ahead. With hour by hour coverage, and added coverage online & through our app, we have you covered!