First Alert Weather Day Saturday

Published: Jun. 25, 2022 at 7:49 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 1, 2022 at 11:14 PM EDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - A hot, slightly humid start to July across New England with highs hitting upper 80s to mid 90s across western Mass! A few showers and thunderstorms come through later tonight, mainly after midnight and linger off and on through Saturday morning. Saturday will be a First Alert Weather Day as severe storms are possible by the afternoon.

Showers and weak thunderstorms are moving in from the west overnight and may bring heavy rain and some loud booms of thunder. Severe storms are unlikely. Staying very warm and humid overnight with lows and dew points around 70.

Clouds and rain should give way to at least breaks of sun sometime Saturday morning. How much sun will help determine our severe chances for the afternoon.

Clouds should give way to at least breaks of sun sometime Saturday morning. How much sun will help determine our severe chances for the afternoon. Warm and very humid with highs hitting lower to middle 80s Saturday. As a cold front dips southward, showers and storms will flare up just ahead of it. We may see storms form a few lines and move south through our area with heavy rain and a chance for damaging wind gusts, small hail and frequent lightning. Storms should push to our south and out of the area before 7pm.

Drier air builds in gradually Saturday night, but it will still be muggy for fireworks. By Sunday, we will feel much more comfortable with dew points returning to the 40s and 50s. A seasonably warm day with highs hitting low to mid 80s after some early fog clears to partly cloudy skies. Independence Day will feature similar conditions, but with more sun and a slightly warmer afternoon. Sunday evening looks cool and comfy and Monday evening should be just a touch muggy for fireworks.

Next week will feature a few weak systems passing through with showers and storms, every other day or so. Temperatures look to hit lower to mid 80s most of the week with a humidity roller coaster.