The cold front that pushed through here Wednesday afternoon has stalled to the southeast of Nantucket Island today. Behind the front much cooler and less humid air has overspread the area. It was pleasant last night for sleeping as we could give the air conditioners a rest. Morning low temperatures were generally in the 50s with some upper 40s reported in the Berkshires. Northward, in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, Saranac Lake was 33 degrees this morning and nearby Lake Placid recorded a morning low of 34! What a change from the recent heat wave and oppressive humidity of late.
Developing low pressure off the North Carolina coast will ride northeastward along the stalled frontal boundary and bring the area overcast skies with a chance of a few showers tonight and Friday throughout greater Springfield. The bulk of the rainfall will target eastern Massachusetts southward to Cape Cod. By Friday night the chance for any showers is gone as the trend will be for improving skies. There will be areas of fog developing late at night.
As we get to the weekend the low will have lifted far enough north to allow a good amount of sunshine on Saturday. Meanwhile, a cold front approaches from the Great Lakes. It will become increasingly more humid and warm as it gets back to feeling like summer once again.
With the approaching cold front comes a mostly cloudy sky on Sunday and a chance of showers and thunderstorms into the overnight. It will be seasonably warm and on the humid side.
Monday, the cold front advances eastward and moves across the Pioneer Valley. Partly cloudy skies with a chance of showers or storms exist for part of the day. It will turn drier by nightfall with a partly cloudy and cooler night to follow.
Four Day Outlook:
Greater Springfield and the Pioneer Valley:
Tonight: Mainly cloudy with a chance of a few showers, especially east of Springfield. Areas of patchy fog late. Low temperatures in the upper 50s to 60 degrees. North winds 10 mph or less.
Friday: Cloudy, chance of showers and patchy fog through midday. Highs in the mid to upper 70s. North to northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
Friday night: Mostly cloudy with areas of patchy fog developing. Lows in the upper 50s to low 60s. Light variable winds about 5 mph.
Saturday: Increasingly more humid and warmer. Lots of sunshine. Highs in the mid 80s.
Saturday night: Becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid to upper 60s.
Sunday and Sunday night: Mostly cloudy, chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the low 80s.
Monday: Chance of a few showers and storms, otherwise becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the low 80s.