CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The 22News Storm Team has issued a Weather Alert for the threat of scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms that could be severe with heavy rain, gusty winds, lightning, and hail.

The heat and humidity return on Tuesday with highs around 90 degrees and dew points in the upper 60s to near 70. A breeze out of the south around 10-15 mph throughout the day.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely to develop during the afternoon and evening. Some storms could become severe with heavy rain, gusty winds, and small hail. The timing of the storms will be 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. Best chance of severe weather will be 4 p.m – 8 p.m. 

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Storms often bring heavy rain that can lead to flash flooding. Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Never attempt to drive through a flooded road, 1 foot of water can float vehicles and 2 feet of rushing water can carry most vehicles including SUVs away.
  • Never try and drive around a barricade.
  • Across western Massachusetts, there are some areas that are prone to flooding including valley locations, low-lying areas, and underpasses. Always remember to turn around don’t drown.

The 22News Storm Team Weather Line: 413-377-22WX

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