What a wind advisory means for dry towns

Wind advisory has been posted for all of western Massachusetts

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Finally western Massachusetts is getting the raindrops it needs. Parts of western Massachusetts continues to stay in an extreme drought and a severe drought has expanded into Berkshire county. All raindrops will be welcomed.

But as the rain moves in for Saturday afternoon temperatures will be taking a drop and winds will be picking up. A wind advisory has already been posted for all of western Massachusetts for Saturday afternoon and into Sunday.

Due to the drought, trees are weak right now which will allow tree limbs to come down much easier. This could be an issue for power lines as well, power outages will also be a concern. Any unsecured objects in the yard should be brought inside or secured down. Winds can also rip loose leaves off the trees making wet roads slick and possible ruining any fall foliage.

Winds can also make driving difficult at times, as well as making temperatures feel cooler than what they are reading.