SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- You may need a coat if you’re headed out early Thursday morning, but abundant sunshine is on tap for the day-warming temperatures quickly. With high pressure overhead and shifting east, we will see lovely weather with highs in the middle to upper 60s and even hitting 70 in Springfield. Wind will be light and only a few clouds should be around throughout the afternoon.
Clouds build Thursday night ahead of our next system and showers are looking possible by the morning commute Friday. Periods of rain will be around all day Friday with the best chance for heavier rain coming during the afternoon and evening. A few embedded thunderstorms are possible, but nothing severe is expected. Once again, the main concern will be high water on the CT River and minor flooding is looking likely again as another 1-1.5” of rain falls.
Showers should exit Saturday morning and skies look to turn partly sunny to partly cloudy. It will be a windy day with gusts up to 30-40mph behind departing low pressure. Some cooler air will move in as well and highs only look to get into the lower and middle 50s. Sunday looks a bit warmer, but still unsettled with a passing upper level disturbance bringing a chance for some late day showers.
Not much change to our weather pattern as we get ready to wrap up April. Rain chances are around late Monday into early Tuesday, then again Thursday of next week. Temperatures remain close to normal with slightly warmer temps on sunnier days.