Storms exit and drier, milder air moves in

 

Severe thunderstorms brought spotty damaging wind gusts to western Mass this afternoon that led to some power outages. The severe threat has ended for us and temperatures have dropped significantly now that rain has moved through. Many hit highs in the lower to middle 90s today, making it the 4th day in our heat wave-which will now end.

Dew points remain high this evening but will gradually drop overnight as surface high pressure starts to build to our north. The cold front that came through today will linger to our south Friday morning, keeping a slight risk for a shower around-especially south of the Mass Pike and mainly in the morning. Temperatures will begin in the mid 60s and highs Friday only reach upper 70s with dew points in the 50s.

Cooler, drier air sets in for Friday evening through Monday. A fall-like air mass will feature dew points in the 40s and some overnight lows in the 40s! Daytime temps will hover in the lower to middle 70s Saturday and Sunday. We will have a good amount of clouds around as a front stalls to our south, but some sunshine is on tap as well.

Early next week, our next storm system will move in with a warm front Monday, then a cold front Tuesday. Downpours and rising humidity expected as this system will have remnants of Gordon with it. Wednesday looks warm and humid, but quiet weather-wise. The end of the week's weather could be determined by what path hurricane Florence takes.

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