SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A strong cold front moved through western Mass this morning with heavy rain and strong gusty winds. Rainfall amounts reached between 1-2"" in the valley with as much as 4" in Berkshire County. A squall brought wind gust to 50 mph causing tree damage leading to scattered power outages as well. It was a nasty start to the day, but conditions are improving.
Drier, cooler air has moved into western Mass. and this afternoon will feature a mixture of sunshine and clouds with temperatures near 70.
Fall-like air is back to end the week with a beautiful day on tap for tomorrow. We will see lots of sunshine between weather systems along with low humidity. Our next round of rain will be lighter and arrive Friday with a passing area of low pressure. It will be a cool, raw day with highs in the 50's to near 60. Rainfall amounts should only end up around a few tenths of an inch.
High pressure returns this weekend, bringing back sunshine and seasonably cool weather. Highs stay in the 60s both Saturday and Sunday and temperatures at night look to dip back into the upper 30s and low 40s. Unsettled weather returns Monday with another round of need rainfall before we dry out for Tuesday.