Scattered showers and thunderstorms brought torrential downpours and frequent lightning to western Mass this afternoon through the late evening. A few isolated thunderstorms brought strong wind gusts that brought down trees and power lines to a some communities as well. Overnight we are looking quiet, but an isolated shower or thundershower is still possible through morning.There are no severe thunderstorm warnings are currently in effect. Any storms with lightning should still be considered dangerous.
We stay muggy and warm again overnight with lows falling into the upper 60s and low 70s.
A Heat Advisory will go in effect for central and eastern parts of Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties Saturday at noon until 7 pm.
Another scorcher is on tap for Saturday as temperatures once again approach 90-which would make this an official 'heat wave'. We will see a few more clouds through the morning with a shower or thundershower, then scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely through the afternoon and evening. A few storms may become severe with torrential rain and damaging wind gusts.
Tomorrow's heat will be dangerous, so remember to try and remain in the air conditioning if available. Also, drink plenty of water and don't over exert yourself if you are going to be outdoors.
We stay unsettled through the weekend, but finally look to catch a break in the humidity early next week.
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