Tonight: Becoming cloudy with a few overnight showers (mostly dry). Some patchy fog possible. Lows: 48-54. Winds: E/NE 4-12 mph.
Wednesday: Mainly cloudy with a few showers possible (mostly dry). Breezy and cool. Highs: 50-54 (steady or slowly falling temps). Winds: N/NE 10-20 mph.
Wednesday Night: Showers becoming a steady and at times moderate to heavy rainfall overnight. Becoming breezy/windy. Lows: 46-50. Winds: N/NE 10-25 mph.
Thursday: Overcast with occasional rain, tapering to drizzle and showers. Breezy, chilly and raw. Highs: 50-54.
A few slow-moving, isolated downpours drenched far eastern Hampden and Hampshire as well as southwestern Worcester County late this afternoon and early this evening. The downpours, some with thunder and lightning, were nearly stationary before weakening as they drifted northeast. Radar estimates show as much as 5″ of rain fell in a few short hours in a small area just south of downtown Ware! Most of the rest of western Massachusetts has been dry and will continue to see a mostly dry evening and overnight (see forecast above).
A clipper system will continue to make it’s way across the northeast tonight. As is does it will spawn a coastal low that will develop into a nor’easter over the next day or so. This storm will sit and spin off the coast and will eventually throw some steady rain into western Massachusetts – most likely Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Between now and then we will see hit and miss showers and a downpour or two. We’ll likely pick up a general 1-2″ of rain from this system with locally higher amounts possible (especially spots that have already seen isolated downpours!). As this storm starts to crank up Wednesday night into Thursday, the breeze will pick up out of the northeast as well.
The clouds and some mist along with a few showers will hang on for Friday but we should start to dry out. Conditions will improve for the weekend! Clouds will give way to developing sunshine on Saturday. A front crosses Saturday night and brings a late night or early Sunday possible shower. Behind the front, clouds clear during the day Sunday as it turns blustery and cooler!
First Warning Meteorologist Rick Sluben
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