The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the Berkshires until 8pm tonight. Areas effected by thunderstorms could also experience strong winds and hail. Additional thunderstorms are also possible on the overnight tonight into tomorrow morning.

With the holiday weekend quickly approaching curiosity on what Mother Nature has instore for the long weekend is intensifying. Many weather outlets are calling for rain over the weekend but the NWS has a much sunnier outlook. The complete forecast is below.

Here is the complete long-range National Weather Service forecast…
This Afternoon
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Some of the storms could be severe. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2am, then a slight chance of showers between 2am and 3am. Some of the storms could be severe. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. West wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Northwest wind around 11 mph.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.
Friday
A chance of rain before 11am, then showers likely, mainly after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. North wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Friday Night
Showers likely, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 41.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.
Memorial Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 73.

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