Heat wave ends; cooler, refreshing weekend ahead

Published: Jul. 31, 2022 at 7:34 AM EDT|Updated: moments ago
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - The extreme heat and humidity have ended! After six days in a row over 90 degrees temperatures this afternoon will stay in the 80′s, and it’s less humid. Dew points will settle near 60 this afternoon. Mostly cloudy skies will give way to a mix of sun and clouds later afternoon with a light breeze.

A front stalled to our south will keep it rather muggy through tomorrow. Low pressure moving along this front will bring a swatch of rain, mainly to our south and east. Tomorrow will be warm and muggy, but with highs in the low to middle 80′s. A second cold front will move through western Mass tomorrow evening with an isolated shower or downpour. It turns cooler and much drier behind the front, starting tomorrow night.

Friday through the weekend looks fantastic, as New England sees a dip in the jet stream and building surface high pressure. Both of these features will allow for dry and refreshing air along with seasonable daytime temperatures and cooler overnight temps. This means highs near 80 and overnight lows into the low to middle 50′s. We will see a lot of sun this weekend too, and really no chance for rain-which is bad news for the drought. Rain chances do go up next week however, especially on Monday.