Lots and lots of sunshine is expected This Afternoon across Western and Central Mass with high temperatures around 85 Degrees.
Tonight & Saturday Morning: Showers are expected to be on the increase this evening as a warm front approaches the region. Showers will then continue through the rest of the night tonight into part of Saturday morning and there may also be a rumble or two of thunder.
That warm front is expected to push north of our area by late Saturday morning and this should leave us with a few hours of sunshine, as well as very warm and humid weather. High temperatures Saturday afternoon will be near 85 Degrees.
Late Saturday Afternoon & Saturday Evening: A cold front will press eastward towards our area later Saturday afternoon. At least a couple of rounds of thunderstorms are expected from about 5 pm until about 11 pm Saturday.
At this point, I'm not expecting a widespread severe weather event across Western and Central Mass. Instead, my thinking is that we should probably see a couple of the thunderstorms reach strong to severe limits with strong wind gusts the main threat. The reason for this is that most of the thunderstorm activity is expected to arrive after the peak heating of the day and this should mitigate the severe weather threat.
With that said, I will be watching things closely and will certainly be "baby sitting" the radar looking for any signs of a earlier start time of the thunderstorms.
With the cold front well to our east, Sunday is expected to be a sunny day with lower humidity and high temperatures near 85 Degrees.
Looking towards early next week - Monday is expected to be a partly sunny, hot and humid day with high temperatures near 90 Degrees.
Turning to Tuesday - A frontal boundary pushing eastward into our area will link up with some tropical moisture from the south leading to widespread heavy showers and thunderstorms throughout the day on Tuesday.
The air mass will be very humid and moderately unstable and this means that a few of the thunderstorms are likely to be severe with strong wind gusts the main threat. In addition, heavy rainfall will be a significant concern with any of the showers and thunderstorms and we will have to watch for the urban and road flooding potential.
High temperatures Tuesday will be between 80 and 85 Degrees.