Western Massachusetts experiences above average temperatures Tuesday

It certainly felt like summer Tuesday in western Massachusetts

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – It basically felt like summer on Tuesday in western Massachusetts. These warm temperatures are rare for October, but most people 22News ran into Tuesday, really didn’t mind it.

Weird and strange, all good words to use to describe Tuesday’s warmer temperatures.

After a foggy start Tuesday, it didn’t seem like temperatures would reach into the 80’s. Most people in Look Park in Florence had a light jacket on and pants in the morning.

Katie Olmstead of Florence, who tried to dress for the weather, said, “Its weird, its really weird I accept I wore something lighter cause this our last hooray.”

Our average high temperature for this time of the year is in the lower 60’s, making western Massachusetts a good 20 degrees above average.

By the afternoon, the fog lifted and the sun came out. More people were wearing shorts, short sleeves, and taking advantage of the warmer temperatures.

Looks like western Massachusetts will be getting a reality check soon and going back to average temperatures by the end of the week.

The record high temperature for Tuesday was 79 degrees set back in 1961.

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