Weather Alert: Tropical Storm Fay will bring some heavy rain to western Massachusetts

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CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) –

The 22News Storm Team has issued a Weather Alert through Saturday afternnoon, for the potential of heavy rain that could lead to flash flooding, and scattered thunderstorms.

Tropical Storm Fay will bring heavy rain and possibly some severe weather Friday night into Saturday. “Waves” of rain will move from south to north through the Pioneer Valley tonight, as Tropical Storm Fay moves north from New Jersey into the Hudson River Valley. We are going to be on the “showery” side of the storm. We’ll have occasionally heavy rain with scattered thunderstorms. Some wind gusts over 30mph are possible in those areas of heavy rain. While the amount of rain forecast for western Massachusetts with this storm continues to lower, we could still have some minor street & stream flooding tonight. The best chance for flash flooding is in the hill towns west of the Connecticut River.

What’s left of Fay will be north of Massachusetts by 8am Saturday. Some lingering showers and drizzle are possible through 9am Saturday.

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