SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Clouds continue to hang tough with occasional breaks of sun across western Mass. Temperatures have been on the mild side again today with highs in the lower to middle 70s due to the easterly breeze and overcast. Humidity remains moderate with dew points in the mid 60s for most.
Skies remain mostly cloudy tonight and may lower with fog overnight. Temperatures and dew points remain in the 60s.
Low pressure will be passing well southeast of the Cape and Islands early Saturday. There won’t be any weather impact to our area or really anywhere, other than some clouds and a few showers. Some rough seas are expected along with a higher rip current risk. Here in western Mass, any fog and low cloud cover will gradually break up in the morning and skies turn mostly sunny for the afternoon. Expect a warm, humid day with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s!
A cold front will approach Saturday afternoon and evening with some patchy clouds and a risk for an isolated shower or weak thunderstorm. The activity looks very spotty, so most probably won’t see anything. If a shower does move through, it should be short-lived.
Drier air moves in behind the cold front for Saturday night and temperatures look to cool back to the 50s. We go into a pretty nice stretch of weather with sunshine Sunday and Monday along with seasonably warm days and cool, crisp nights. Tuesday begins clear, then clouds increase as winds shift to the southwest.
Our next chance at rain will be sometime late Wednesday or Thursday as a strong cold front slowly moves in from the west. Humidity rises ahead of the front for Wednesday. Showers and thunderstorms are likely ahead of the front and look to come through western Mass on Thursday. We turn breezy and sharply cooler and drier behind the front. A solid fall chill should be around Friday and Saturday.