SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Berkshire County through 11pm...
A hot, humid day is in full swing here in western Mass! Temperatures have made it into the middle and upper 80s, and with dew points around 70, it feels more like lower 90s for most.
Numerous showers and thunderstorms are flaring up to our northwest in New York and Vermont this afternoon. Several storms have been severe and we continue to track them as they slowly move south and east tonight. Its likely these severe storms loose their strength as the come into western Mass later this evening, but there remains a slight severe risk across Berkshire Co and a line from NE Franklin county to western Hampden county. South and east of that line has a lower severe risk to nearly none at all.
Timing of storms looks to be from 8pm to midnight or so, then any showers taper off soon after. Skies remain mostly cloudy with some areas of fog. Humid and mild with lows in the 60s to near 70.
A cold front will slowly move across New England Tuesday, so our humidity will gradually lower throughout the day. We will see a lot of clouds with showers becoming more likely for the afternoon and evening. Temperatures look to only make it into the mid 70s for the valley and 60s in the Berkshires!
High pressure builds Wednesday and Thursday, bringing beautiful conditions back to western Mass. Temperatures stay seasonable and dew points get back to the refreshing range. Good sunshine is expected both days and we get cool at night with 40s likely.
A subtropical ridge will begin building back across the Southeast coast Friday and this weekend, pumping in higher temperatures and higher humidity toward New England. A summer-like pattern shaping up with sun and clouds, hot and humid weather and pop up showers and storms later in the day.