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Nice Start to the Week Doesn’t Last

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – It will be a nice, pleasant afternoon with a few clouds mixing in as highs reach into the middle 60’s.  (right about were we should be for this time of year) Today will be the pick of the week though as our weather slowly goes downhill starting tomorrow.

A powerful, slow-moving storm system, the same one bringing severe weather to the nations mid-section and south, will slide towards us over the next couple of days. However, high pressure to the east will keep most the rain at bay until mid-week. Clouds move in tomorrow with a few showers possible late in the day then rain moves in Wednesday and Thursday with the steadiest and heaviest rain late Wednesday into Thursday morning.

On Wednesday we will be on the cold side of this storm with a chilly breezy keeping skies gray with temperatures mainly in the 40’s.  As this area of low pressure pushes our way the showers will grow into a steady, heavy rain Wednesday night into Thursday.  The area could pick up 1-2″ of rain which could lead to some minor flooding on roadways and in areas of poor drainage.

This system will only slowly move away so showers will linger into Thursday afternoon as the air mass becomes milder. We may see a bit of sunshine as temperatures reach back into the 60’s. There might be an afternoon shower or two or perhaps even a severe thunderstorm.

Conditions will improve for Friday and on into the weekend with seasonable temperatures. There may be a shower each afternoon however all three days will remain mainly dry.

Have a great afternoon!

Dan Brown


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