Heat Advisory posted for parts of western Mass

 

A Heat Advisory has been issued for central and eastern parts of Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties from noon on Monday until 6 pm Tuesday.

Dew points began to rise this afternoon as more humid air is working into the region. Mid summer heat and humidity arrives for Labor Day and will linger for much of the week before a cold front brings some relief late this week.

Clouds will increase tonight and it will be a mild and muggy night with lows falling into the middle and upper 60s. There is the slight chance for an isolated shower or thunderstorm overnight but most of us should remain dry. Some patchy fog is possible as well.

Hot and humid weather continues for Labor Day with highs approaching 90 and dew points nearing 70. Tuesday will be a scorcher as everyone heads back to work and school. Heat Advisories may be issued for both Monday and Tuesday as temps hit lower 90s and high humidity will make it feel more like 95-100. A cold front to our north looks to creep southward through midweek, bringing an increased chance for showers and thunderstorms. Not seeing great rain chances right now, but even the clouds should bring some heat relief. Showers and storms are more likely late in the week as a stronger front arrives.

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