How the weather could affect the Great New England Air Show

The higher the clouds in the sky, the higher the planes can fly

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – There are lots of events going on this weekend including the Great New England Air Show, but after persistent dry conditions, some showers could finally come on Saturday.

The 22News Storm Team is tracking some showers on Saturday, which will be more widespread in the morning. The scattered morning showers will give way to a drier afternoon, with just an isolated shower. Despite the clouds, we will see temperatures get into the 70s.

Sunday will be a drier and warmer day, with a mix of sun and clouds and highs in the 80s.

Meteorologist Tracey Ress manages the weather station at Westover Air Reserve Base. She told 22News that the possibility of showers should not have too much of an impact on the show, but she said that visibility and the types of clouds in the sky could have an effect. The higher the clouds are in the sky, the higher the aerial acts will be able to fly.

22News has Full Coverage leading up to and during the Great New England Air Show on May 16th & 17th. The 22News Storm Team will also have the Latest Forecast and Weather Conditions. Make sure to stay tuned on-air and on WWLP.com.

If you’re planning on attending the air show, send us your photos to Reportit@wwlp.com.

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