CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – A wind advisory has been posted for all of western Massachusetts until Monday evening. 22News, is Working for you with how the gusty winds will affect the trees here in western Massachusetts.
Gusty winds are not good when trees are weak from the continuous drought here in western Massachusetts. The latest U.S. drought monitor has expanded the extreme drought into southern Berkshire County and the lower Pioneer valley.
Gusty winds can bring down small tree limbs and branches. This can lead to isolated power outages. Especially if the tree limb or limbs are hanging above the power line itself.
Winds on Sunday also brought down many leaves making the roads slick. Driving on the roads when it is windy can become difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
Winds also affected temperatures Sunday. Western Massachusetts experienced 60s Saturday thanks to winds pumping in mild air from the south, making it feel more like spring.
But Western Massachusetts got a reality check when the winds shifted from the south to the west Sunday filtering in much cooler air.
The winds made the temperatures feel cooler than what they were reading, making it feel more like winter than fall. Looks like the cooler air and wind is here to stay as we head into Monday.