This Afternoon: Hazy sun, becoming warm & muggy. Showers & thunderstorms developing. (2 pm-8 pm) Highs: 75-80. Winds: NE/SW: 7-15 mph. (Dew Points: 60-65) A few storms could be strong to severe with damaging winds and large hail. A small tornado is not out of the question across the Berkshires.
Tonight: Showers & storms ending, cloudy, mild & muggy. Lows: 60-64. Winds: Calm.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a few afternoon showers & thunderstorms, muggy. Highs 70-75. Winds: SW: 6-12 mph.
The clouds are breaking apart giving way to some hazy sunshine this afternoon. However the sun will add fuel to the fire leading to showers and storms this afternoon. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect until 10 pm.
Thunderstorms are firing up across eastern New York and it looks as though they will make their way into western Mass later this afternoon. The best chance of seeing some of theses storms will be between 2-8 pm. First across the Berkshires then into the valley.
A couple of storms could be strong to severe with damaging winds, and large hail. Any storm could be accompanied with torrential rains as well. Be sure to take it end doors if you see storm clouds rolling in.
Here is a reminder as to what makes a thunderstorm severe:
- Winds great than 58 mph.
- Hail larger than 1″ in diameter
- If a thnderstorm drops a tornado