SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Clouds have thickened up this afternoon across western Mass, but our weather remains mostly dry. A frontal boundary to our northwest is bringing rain to New York and Vermont, but that rain will miss our area. A shower or two can’t be totally ruled out, especially in the Rt. 2 corridor.
Skies remain mostly cloudy overnight with calm wind. Temperatures and dew points fall into the upper 40s and low 50s through dawn.
Clouds hang tough Tuesday as a cold front lingers to our northwest. Expect another mild day with highs in the middle to upper 60s and dew points in the 50s ahead of the front. As the weakening boundary slowly moves into western Mass Tuesday evening, a shower or two is possible. That chance for a shower continues Wednesday morning as the front lifts back northward.
As a warm front lifts back into northern New England Wednesday, we will keep a lot of clouds around along with a chance for a shower in the morning. Temperatures stay unseasonably mild with highs hitting in the lower to middle 70s both Wednesday and Thursday. Thursday should be the warmer of the two days as more sunshine is on tap.
In the upper levels, a ridge of high pressure off the Mid-Atlantic coast will keep us on the warmer side of mid-October through Saturday. Our weather also remains fairly quiet due to this ridge and Thursday and Friday are looking pleasant with good sunshine and scattered clouds. A stronger cold front will come into the area Saturday night with some scattered clouds, followed by cooler air for Sunday and Monday.