Fantastic Saturday; shower, thunder late Sunday
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - It was a chilly start this morning with temperatures down into the 30′s in many town, but we have lots of sunshine and a beautiful Saturday underway! It will be breezy and cool this afternoon with highs reaching into the middle 60′s. A gusty NW breeze will ease later this afternoon as High pressure moves in and Fiona continues to spin away through Canada. It will be a nearly perfect day to head over The Big E.
Tonight will be clear and chilly again with lows mainly in the 40′s. Tomorrow will start dry, but as high pressure moves offshore, low pressure moves closer to our area, bringing the chance for some showers and even a thunderstorm later in the day. Rain chances will increase from mid-afternoon on. Showers and thunder will wind down tomorrow night. It will become a bit muggy late tomorrow with highs near 70. The Storm Prediction Center places parts of western Mass under a “Marginal” threat for severe weather, which is a 1 on their scale to 5 for severity.
There may be a spot shower around on Monday and Tuesday, as a weak front makes it’s way through the area. The bulk of the time it will be dry, and we’ll see some sunshine mixed in as well. Highs will top of near 70 with just a bit of mugginess. The rest of the week looks dry and cool with highs in the 60′s along with overnight lows in the 40′s. High pressure will supply us with lots of sunshine too, some great fall weather.
Meanwhile, Fiona continues to spin through Canada as the storm slowly weakens. There are 3 other named storms in the Atlantic. Gaston and Hermine are way out in the Atlantic and will not effect the United States and likely weaken before reaching land. However, Tropical Storm Ian is in the lower Caribbean and will turn north towards Cuba, then likely Florida by the middle of next week. It is forecast to strengthen into a Major Hurricane and could possibly have huge impacts to state. Areas along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida could be affect by Ian. The remnants of Ian may bring us heavy rain and gusty winds next weekend. A long way out, but stay tuned!
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