Enjoy the sunshine today because according to the National Weather Service we can expect showers and thunderstorms through the weekend.  We could even see that wet weather creep into the Berkshires later this afternoon after 4pm with the increased chance of showers and a thunderstorm.

Both on Saturday and Sunday the forecast is calling for showers with the threat of thunderstorms accompanied by strong winds and heavy rain.  Especially on Saturday.  We wish we had a better outlook for your weekend plans, but as you know weather in New England can change.  Let’s keep the faith and hope for just enough rain to water the garden and not cause the flash flooding that affected parts of the Berkshires this earlier this week.  Of course, nothing to the extent of the flash floods in Europe that have claimed over 100 lives over the last couple of days.

Below is the complete long-range forecast from the National Weather Service... 

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. West wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm, then a chance of showers between 7pm and 9pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday

A chance of showers before 11am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 11am and 3pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. East wind around 6 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 64. East wind around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Sunday

Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 77. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday

A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.

Tuesday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Tuesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday

A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.

 

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