SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – After some strong storms brought heavy rains and gusty winds to western Massachusetts earlier this week things have been much nicer recently. We’ve seen lots of sunshine, low humidity and seasonable temperatures over the last couple of days.
But are we done with severe weather for the season? “I think we’re still going to get some hot weather I heard the forecast for next week and I think it’s going to be a little hotter. Hopefully we won’t get any severe weather,” said Sue Lunsford of Springfield.
While we’re likely to continue to get thunderstorms they should be less severe as the temperatures get cooler. but there is another kind of weather we can get around now.
Historically this is the time of year when many hurricanes and tropical storms have affected us here in western Massachusetts.
I still keep an emergency kit at home from a couple of years ago when we did deal with all those hurricanes and the tornado when it came through,” said Glen Carpenter of Wilbraham.
It was on August 28th, 2011 when Tropical Storm Irene caused major flooding across parts of western Massachusetts. Hurricane Bob made landfall in August of 1991, Hurricane Gloria in September of 1985 and the historic Hurricane of 1938 also made landfall in September.
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