A trough will be stuck over the region for the second half of the week, which means a chance of rain showers will be stuck with us as well. Expect partly sunny skies on Thursday across the Springfield area, with scattered showers expected to develop through the middle of the day. A thunderstorm is possible, but no significant severe weather outbreak is expected at this time.
The chance of rain will diminish with the setting sun. Most of Friday is dry, perhaps with some sunshine to start off the day, but an isolated shower is expected to fire up again later in the afternoon. The best chance of a shower on Friday may stay confined to the Berkshires. Most of Western Massachusetts will miss out on seeing any rain.
Cloudy skies will be with us through the weekend, with our best chance of rain scheduled for Sunday. This activity is expected throughout southern New England, so it's not looking like the best beach weekend. High temperatures may barely hit 80 degrees in Springfield on Saturday and Sunday. Abundant sunshine is scheduled to return for the middle of next week.
THURSDAY: Partly sunny, scattered midday showers, a few thunderstorms. High 78.
THURSDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy skies. Low 58.
FRIDAY: Partly sunny, an isolated shower. High 83.
SATURDAY: Cloudy skies. High 81.
Forecast prepared by Meteorologist Mike Skurko
An isolated shower