More clouds, more humidity. Rain to start the work week?

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) — After an incredible day of weather yesterday, things are getting a bit more volatile over the next few days.

Today will start milder than the past few days, but highs will remain mostly below the 80 degree mark under mostly cloudy skies. Wetter as well with dew points in the 60s. There may be a scattered shower throughout the day, but most towns are expected to remain dry. This is good news for those attending memorial services, as today marks the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on our country. There’s a better chance of a few showers during the day closer to New York.

Although it is rather heavy, but the real humidity comes from Monday to Tuesday. Monday will be mostly cloudy, with a chance of occasional showers throughout the day. Cloud cover may break out in the early evening, but overnight Monday through Tuesday we have a cold front coming in from our west and a low pressure system forming to our south. This will bring even more showers for much of Tuesday.

Until Tuesday we could see between a quarter inch of rain and about 3 quarters. A beneficial rain, because we are still in a moderate drought. Luckily our dryness has improved and seems to continue to do so. There is also a marginal risk for some severe thunderstorms. We will monitor this threat as it approaches.

We are looking to dry out nicely for Wednesday as our low pressure system leaves, with temperatures in the mid to upper 70s and mostly sunny skies. This nice dry trend looks set to continue Thursday and Friday for the onset of the Big E, with temperatures ranging in the low to mid 70s. The dry stretch continues into next weekend and early next week, but we tend to be warmer, as we look to resume another run in the mid-80s early next week. This is excellent news for the Big E which starts on Friday!

Maria D. Ervin