SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Lots of sun this afternoon across the Pioneer Valley, though we are seeing some scattered clouds coming from the hill towns along with light to moderate wildfire smoke. It’s been a warm, dry day with highs in the 80s after starting in the 40s this morning!
Tonight, skies remain clear and temperatures fall steadily as high pressure continues to dominate our weather. Some fog or low clouds look to develop in the valley well after midnight and may linger past dawn Saturday morning.
Saturday will feature a mix of sun and clouds and highs in the 70s to near 80. Remnants of Beta pass to our south with only a slight risk for a sprinkle or two in the afternoon and evening for southern New England. Most will see another rain-free day with humidity creeping higher in the evening and night.
Humidity levels rise Sunday with dew points returning to the 60s. We see clouds in the morning and a slight risk for a shower, then more sun will break out in the afternoon. Temperatures should rise into the low 80s after the sun comes out. An upper level disturbance passes Monday with a chance for spotty showers or an isolated thunderstorm. It won’t be a washout and we remain warm and muggy.
We have a shot at seeing some heavier, soaking rains Tuesday into Wednesday with a strong cold front tapping into Atlantic moisture. There’s still question on the timing of the front, but it’s looking like late Tuesday evening or night as a start time, then we see rain taper off Wednesday morning. We turn breezy and cooler Wednesday with falling humidity. The end of the week looks dry and fall-like with highs returning to the 60s.