CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect for all of western Massachusetts until 10:00 P.M.
The National Weather Service has lifted a Tornado Warning that was in effect for Franklin County, after a rotating thunderstorm moved through the northern Pioneer Valley, though there was no apparent tornado touchdown.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means that conditions exist that could produce severe thunderstorms over the next few hours, as opposed to a Severe Thunderstorm Warning, which means that a severe thunderstorm is imminent, or is already occurring.
There is also a Flood Warning in effect for the Hoosic River in Williamstown from this evening until Thursday morning, due to expected heavy rainfall. The River was at 7.1' as of 3:00 P.M. Flood stage from the river is 9', which is expected to be reached around 8:00 P.M. The river could reach 9.4' around 2:00 Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
The 22News Storm Team predicts a chance for showers and thunderstorms throughout the evening and nighttime hours; with the primary threat being hail and possible damaging winds.
Stay with 22News and WWLP.com throughout the afternoon and evening for the latest.