Heat Advisories for the valley have been canceled this afternoon. Partly cloudy to partly sunny skies have kept temperatures close to and in some cases below 90 so far today, plus dew points are a bit lower compared to yesterday. It is still hot with heat indexes in the 90s-but not as oppressive as Labor Day.
This evening, skies remain fair and temperatures stay warm. Overnight lows should fall into the middle and upper 60s with the help of slightly lower dew points, but the air will still feel quite muggy. High pressure passing to our north will help give us another rain-free day Wednesday with highs close to or right at 90. Dew points will again be in the 60s Wednesday, so we may see a day without any Heat Advisories for western Mass-still a hot one though.
Dew points are on the rise Thursday and should return to the low 70s-this, plus high temps back to around 90 may give us heat indexes close to 100 again. An approaching cold front will bring spotty showers and a few thunderstorms to our area Thursday afternoon and evening. We have a marginal-or low-risk for severe thunderstorms with damaging wind gusts. We dry out Thursday night, but may not feel the humidity completely exit until mid-day Friday.
Friday to Monday will feel a lot different than the last few days as dew points fall into the ‘refreshing’ range. Temperatures will drop back to around and slightly below normal over this stretch and clouds will hang tough. Rain won’t be an issue over the weekend, but we are tracking our next storm system that will carry remnants of Gordon with it for Monday evening through Tuesday.
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