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Showers & Storms Expected Later Today

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) –  It’s a  warm and muggy start to the week!  Temperatures this afternoon will reach into the middle 80’s with dew points near 70 which is about as humid as it gets! With all the moisture building up combined with a weak front we can expect showers and thunderstorms later this afternoon into tonight.

A large upper level disturbance to our west and a surface cold front will make for a very active couple of days. Warm, moist air will be continue to be funneled up ahead of this disturbance. Any storms that develop this afternoon have the potential to produce damaging winds, hail and flash flooding. In fact, The Storm Prediction Center has the lower valley including greater Springfield as an elevated risk for severe weather this afternoon and evening.  The National Weather Service also has us under a Flash Flood Watch through Wednesday morning so the next 48 hours will be very active.

Be sure to bring any outdoor activities inside as soon as you see dark clouds building and certainly if you hear thunder! Wednesday will be the transition day from cloudy, humid and wet conditions to more comfortable air and sunshine. Though there may be some leftover showers in the morning, the afternoon should feature decreasing clouds with more sunshine as the day grows late. High pressure builds in just in time for late week, providing for comfortable air, highs in the lower 80’s and ample amounts of sunshine!

Have a great day!

Dan Brown


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