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Very Warm & Humid Weather Next Few Days; A Few Strong Thunderstorms Possible Saturday Afternoon

For The Rest Of Today: An area of high pressure will gradually build into the region today.

This means that skies for the rest of today will be sunny to partly sunny.

The atmosphere is likely to become at least somewhat unstable during this afternoon. This somewhat unstable air will combine with a piece of energy moving from eastern New York State. This means that thunderstorms are likely to develop across central and eastern New York State late this afternoon & move into Western Mass after 7 pm this evening. This means that dry weather is expected today.

High temperatures this afternoon will be near 85 Degrees with humid conditions.

Tonight: A couple of showers and thunderstorms are expected this evening along and west of I-91. Much of this activity will dissipate by midnight and areas east of I-91 may not see any shower or thunderstorm activity.

Low temperatures tonight will be near 60 Degrees.

Thursday: A sunny, very warm and humid day is expected on Thursday. High temperatures Thursday will be between 86 and 89 Degrees.

Friday: Plenty of sunshine with very warm and humid conditions are expected on Friday. High temperatures Friday will be between 86 and 90 Degrees.

Saturday: A frontal system will gradually push its way into southern New England during the day on Saturday. How quickly this front moves through is going to be very important as it will dictate not only Saturday’s temperatures, but also it will dictate how strong or severe any thunderstorms may be. So, if we see a quick moving front that crosses the region around midday Saturday, it would keep temperatures in the lower 80s with a few thunderstorms, a couple of which may be strong. On the other hand, if we see a front that moves through much slower and doesn’t move through until late Saturday afternoon or Saturday evening, it would mean severe weather would become a big time issue Saturday afternoon along with high temperatures near 90 Degrees.

At this point, I think that we probably would see a mid-afternoon frontal passage. This means that thunderstorms will likely move through during Saturday afternoon. The atmosphere is likely to be at least moderately unstable thanks to plenty of heat and humidity. This means that a few strong to severe thunderstorms are possible Saturday afternoon. Any strong to severe thunderstorms may produce gusty winds & hail.

Given the uncertainty of when exactly the front will push through, I don’t want to go “all-out” with the forecast of a full-blown severe weather outbreak because these are fairly rare in southern New England. With that said, the weather on Saturday is something that will need to be watched very closely.

High temperatures Saturday will be near 85 Degrees with very humid conditions.

Sunday: Another round of scattered thunderstorms is possible from late Sunday morning through Sunday afternoon as a piece of energy rotates through the region. High temperatures Sunday will be between 75 and 80 Degrees.

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