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

Showers moved through western Massachusetts with some heavier downpours that lead to some minor street flooding. The showers came to an end by 2 p.m. and we skies will become partly to mostly cloudy Monday afternoon and evening. High temperatures will be in the mid 70s.

Skies will gradually clear out Monday night and it will be cooler and more comfortable. Lows will be in the low to mid 50s.

Now that it’s summer, thunderstorms become more common and those 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.

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