Weather Discussion

Tonight:  Mainly clear then late increasing clouds. Comfortably cool late. Lows: 54-60. Winds: Light South.

Thursday:  Mostly cloudy with some mid-day (10 AM to 2 PM) showers or thundershowers possible then afternoon clearing, breezy.  Highs: 76-80 (dew points: 50s). Winds: South -> West 6-18 mph.

Thursday Night:  Mostly clear, comfortable again.  Lows: 52-58.  Winds: Becoming light.

Friday:  AM sunshine, PM clouds with a few scattered showers possible (mainly dry), more humid.  Highs: 80-84 (dew points: 60-66).

Enjoy a nice comfortable evening out there followed by a cool late night as clouds roll in towards dawn.  

A fast-moving front and associated compact wave of upper-level energy push through here tomorrow.  Out ahead of it, a broken line of showers and thundershowers will quickly track across our area.  Right now the best chance for catching a downpour or two is between 10 AM – 2 PM with an storm possibly containing strong, gusty winds and small hail.  

Because of the passage of the front and energy happening early in the day and because of limited heat and moisture to work with, organized strong and severe storms are not anticipated.  Skies should clear again during the afternoon as sinking air behind the wave moves in.  It will get breezy, if not windy for a time during the afternoon as well.  

The breeze will quickly back off and become light tomorrow evening with this new batch of comfortable air in place.  Under mainly clear skies, temperatures reach the cool 50s for likely the last time for a while.

It becomes more humid Friday with a mix of sun and clouds.  A few pop-up showers are possible Friday afternoon and evening as weak lift and energy still above us combine with the warmth and increased humidity of the day.

The weekend forecast remains tricky but for the second day in a row most of the data is pointing towards Atlantic moisture along a front and wave of low pressure to back into New England from the south and east.  After a mostly cloudy (some breaks of sunshine?) but mostly dry Saturday, rain would arrive here in western Massachusetts sometime Sunday morning and last much of the day.  

Rick Sluben


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