Mostly Cloudy Start for Sunday, Shower Chances Increase for the Evening

Published: Sep. 18, 2022 at 7:35 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 24, 2022 at 11:03 PM EDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - Today was a beautiful day to hit the Big E and celebrate Vermont Day! Temperatures reached the upper 60′s in the lower valley, lower to middle 60′s in the Berkshire, with plenty of sunshine. Tonight looks to start off as mostly clear, but cloud cover does build into the region as low pressure approaches from the great lakes region. A spot shower overnight can’t be ruled out, but by the time the sun comes up tomorrow morning, it will be mostly cloudy, with possible peaks on sunshine. Temperatures tonight look to fall into the middle 40′s. Tomorrow will start off dry, but cloud cover will build in throughout the day, and we are tracking some showers for the late afternoon and into the evening.

Around 3-6pm showers look to move through our area with the possibility of an imbedded thunderstorm. However, the severe weather risk is very low. All day today, models have been trending less severe with our system for tomorrow. The Storm Prediction Center places the Mass-Pike and points sound under a marginal risk for severe weather, a 1 out of 5 on the scale, as that is the area that is most likely to see a potentially strong storm. The rest of Western Mass is under a General risk. Sunday has not been declared a First Alert Weather Day, but we will continue to watch this system and make the final call Sunday morning.

Showers could linger into the early morning hours on Monday, but with the passage of a cold front, we look to clear out nicely. The front is weak, so temperatures on Monday will still be able to reach the upper 60′s and even near 70. Tuesday through Friday is looking dry, and is trending cooler, as by Friday highs will be in the lower to middle 60′s.

We are tracking the possibility of shower late into next weekend as the remnants of Tropical Storm Ian make there way up the east coast. But currently, it is too early to pinpoint an exact forecast that far out.

Speaking of the tropics, Fiona is making its way out to the north, so our attention now turns back to the Caribbean. Tropical Storm Ian has formed and is forecasted to make its way into the Gulf of Mexico early next week. Potentially strengthening to a major hurricane in the gulf. Right now, models show Ian making landfall in Florida late next week, and then beyond that we still would have to watch for remnants making there way up the east coast.