SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - After a fantastic start to the week the rain is back. A warm front is moving through the area bringing pockets of light rain. The rain will tapper off and we may see a little sun working in this afternoon, but clouds will linger and there will likely be a few afternoon thunderstorms developing with the arrival of a weakening, cold front. A storm or two could be severe with damaging wind gusts, heavy rain, lightning and hail. the timing looks to be from 2pm to 7pm.
The Storm Prediction Center places most of western Mass. under a "Marginal" risk for severe weather. 1 on their scale from 1 to 5 for severe weather.
The front will slide through this evening with clearing skies overnight. Temperatures will fall into the 60s as high pressure moves in.
Tomorrow is looking like a nice July day. It will be warm, but not overly humid with dew points in the 50's to near 60. A few clouds will mix in from time to time, but a Northwesterly flow will keep us dry.
Tuesday will be warm and increasingly more humid, out ahead of another front. This will likely bring us another round of showers and storms late in the day into Tuesday night. Behind this front we dry out on Wednesday. It's less humid and pleasant with highs in the lower 80's. Rain may return Thursday with humid conditions followed by a shot of dry, pleasant weather for Friday and Saturday.