SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) --Today will feel similar to yesterday with highs in the middle to upper 70s under a partly sunny sky. Dew points hold in the mid-60s for many, making the day feel muggy and summer-like. We will also have a nice breeze, occasionally gusting to 20-25mph. Most of Today looks rain-free, however shower chances will increase in the afternoon and evening with a few showers possible before sunset. A heavier rain is on the way for tonight.
RAIN & WIND: A cold front will move into New England tonight and slowly move through western Mass into tomorrow morning. An area of low pressure moving along the front will pull up Gulf of Mexico moisture into New England allow for a period of heavier rain and downpours from about 2am to 8am tomorrow morning. We may also see wind increase with gusts of 45+ mph possible as the front comes through (brief window 4am to 8am). Rainfall amounts will average 1-2" with a few spots topping 2 inches, which could lead to isolated street flooding for tomorrow morning's commute.
We turn much drier tomorrow afternoon as rain moves out quickly tomorrow morning. It will still be breezy, tomorrow afternoon but not as wind. Temperatures will reach near 70 with developing sunshine. It will turn out to be a nice afternoon.
Thursday, the first day of October is looking nice as well. We'll see lots of sunshine with seasonable temperatures. Highs will reach near 70.
Another low will move in from the Great Lakes Friday, bringing light to moderate showers to western Mass along with cooler temperatures, 50's to near 60 on Friday. Expect a raw, rainy end to the week. High pressure builds for Saturday and Sunday, which will give us sunshine and 60s during the day and clear, chilly nights. The weekend is looking good!