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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Falling Back To Fall

Microburst in Easthampton, MA
Wind damage early this morning was confined to the northwest hills. 4,000+ power outages at one point. The big story was the microburst confirmed in East Hampton, MA. 100 mph winds, 1/4 miles wide and 1 mile long. Luckily we were spared the worst. The rest of the day was sunny and warm with temps soaring into the lower to middle 70s.

The late summer feel fades tonight as we fall back to fall.  Temperatures tomorrow will be 5-8 degrees cooler with lots of sunshine.  

The weather stays dry through the day Friday.  Then the forecast gets a little wonky. A storm developing in the Mid Atlantic states will creep northeast.  But there is still a question as to how far north it nudges. Right now we’re keeping the forecast dry until Friday night with showers possible overnight and into Saturday morning.  But we still have low confidence on the timing and placement of this storm. We’ll keep an extra close eye on the forecast, especially because Saturday morning is the Hartford Marathon.

Tonight: Clear, cooler. Low: Mid to upper 40s.

Tomorrow: Cool despite plenty of sunshine. High temperatures in the lower to middle 60s.

Friday: Sunny start with clouds increasing late. High temperatures in the lower 60s. Chance for showers at night.

Saturday: Cloudy start with the chance for morning showers. Then partial clearing, mainly in the afternoon. High temperatures in the low to mid 60s.

Sunday: Cool despite plenty of sunshine. High temperatures in the lower 60s.

Monday: Cloudy with showers or a period of steady rain. High temperatures in the lower to middle 60s.

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