CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The 22News Storm Team issued a Weather Alert for heavy rain and thunderstorms Thursday morning.

Rain will be heavy at times during the morning commute. The heaviest rain will fall until around 9 a.m. There will be enough rain to cause some minor street and stream flooding, especially in urban areas. Some scattered thunderstorms are possible, too. Give yourself extra time to get to your destination Thursday morning.

The bulk of the rain will be done before noon. Some scattered to isolated showers are possible through 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon otherwise, skies will become partly sunny. High temperatures will be in the mid to upper 70s.

We will be dry and windy on Friday. There is still the chance for rain over the weekend, but our forecast is trending drier.