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Dangerous heat continues across lower Miss. Valley, Deep South

High temperatures and dew points will persist Thursday into Friday across parts of the lower Miss. Valley & Deep South, creating dangerous heat index values in excess of 110 degrees for some locations. Heat Advisories & Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect across the region. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside & know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Orange, Orange Municipal Airport (KORE)

Lat: 42.57°NLon: 72.28°WElev: 554ft.

Thunderstorm in Vicinity

83°F

28°C

Humidity 72%
Wind Speed S 8 mph
Barometer 29.77 in (1007.7 mb)
Dewpoint 73°F (23°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index89°F (32°C)
Last update 30 Jul 3:52 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Petersham MA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain.  High near 86. Southwest wind around 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Heavy Rain

    High: 86 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain.  Patchy fog after 5am. Low around 64. West wind 5 to 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Heavy Rain
    then Heavy
    Rain and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 64 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Patchy fog before 8am.  Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 82. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Patchy Fog
    then Sunny

    High: 82 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62. West wind 3 to 6 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 62 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A slight chance of showers between noon and 1pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 82 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 60 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 81.

    Sunny

    High: 81 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 62 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 85 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. High near 86. Southwest wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Patchy fog after 5am. Low around 64. West wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday
Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 82. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 62. West wind 3 to 6 mph.
Saturday
A slight chance of showers between noon and 1pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 81.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Thursday
A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 75.
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Point Forecast:
Petersham MA
 42.48°N 72.18°W (Elev. 974 ft)
1:53 pm EDT Jul 30, 2015
4pm EDT Jul 30, 2015-6pm EDT Aug 6, 2015
 
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