It's been a very warm and humid day with temperatures hitting the upper 80s. Much like the last couple of days, some showers and storms have rolled through western Mass during the afternoon.
The worst of the storms were across Franklin County and northern Berkshire County. Various damage reports have come in to the First Warning Weather Center. Greenfield - several basements flooded on Franklin Street.Greenfield - Food City Plaza manhole covers were forced off, due to flooding. Arch Street and Deerfield Street was flooded and impassable.Greenfield - Route 2 at North Street was flooded and impassable. Blandford - Tree down on Route 23 west of South Road.Goshen - Tree down on house on Pine Road.Holyoke - Tree down on car and on house on Sergeant Street. A large branch was down on Allen Street.West Springfield - Large limb down on Kings Highway East.Granby - Large tree down blocking Batchelor Street.Orange - Significant Street flooding with rocks washed onto Route 2A and Route 2 west of Lyman Contractors.
With the threat for severe weather today has been a First Warning Weather Day!
All earlier watches and warnings have expired
High pressure continues to funnel up tropical moisture along the East Coast. Though the rain has come to an end today, Saturday will also feature showers and thunderstorms with heavy rain and isolated strong wind gusts. A 'meso-low' will form over southern New England and with it, bring some additional atmospheric ingredients that makes severe weather possible during the midday.
Slightly drier air will work into western Mass starting Saturday night. Fortunately, Sunday and Monday will not feature any rain. It will be slightly less humid with dew points in the 60s instead of the 70s however it will be hot with temperatures climbing into the 90s. There should be plenty of sunshine around making for a couple of great pool or beach days.
The humidity and storm chances return for both Tuesday and Wednesday.
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