Western Massachusetts residents enjoyed 80s on Easter Sunday

Keep in mind that whatever fires that are started can spread quickly

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – This particular Easter Sunday was a warm one to say the least, with temperatures forecasted in the 80s, putting western Massachusetts a good 20 degrees above average and making western Massachusetts feel more like July than April.

We are closer to tying our record high temperature than being close to our average high temperature for this time of the year. Our record high temperature is 92 set back in 2012.

A surge of warm air made its way up the Northeast, bringing above average temperatures to many. One thing that is not coming with this warm air, however, is the high humidity that we usually feel during the summer months. Humidity levels are forecasted to stay low which means residents will just be feeling the 80s.

Air conditioners and fans will still be needed. As will the sunscreen, because the April sun is still very strong.

One family from Chicopee took advantage of this beautiful Easter Sunday to take their Easter egg hunt outside at Szot Park. Nathaniel of Chicopee told 22News, “Its beautiful, we’ve been waiting for this warm weather, its a nice day out perfect for an Easter egg hunt and that’s what we have going on right here.”

One weather concern that still continues here in western Massachusetts is a high risk of brush fires due to the dry, mild, and breezy conditions. If you will be grilling on this Easter Sunday, keep in mind that whatever fires that are started can spread quickly.

More Information:
– Local Forecast – Weather Text Alerts
– Temperatures – Weather Email Alerts
– Weather News – WWLP 22News Weather App
– Interactive Radar – Live Area Webcams

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