CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The 22News Storm Team has issued a weather alert as Henri heads towards western Massachusetts.

Weather Alerts

A Flood Watch is in effect for all of western Massachusetts until 8 a.m. Monday.

Henri is expected to generate 3 to 6 inches of rain across the watch area. Locally higher amounts are possible.

Rapid rises could be seen on smaller waterways. Urban and poor-drainage flooding may also develop quickly.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Henri Weather Sunday

By sunrise on Sunday, western Massachusetts will be impacted by the northern fringes of Henri. Plan on scattered showers and breezy conditions in the morning. Rain will become steady and heavy Sunday afternoon. Along with the rain, the wind will start gusting over 30mph. Prolonged heavy rain will lead to street, stream, and river flooding. Prolonged gusty winds will result in tree damage and power outages.

Now is the time to prepare for power outages and flooding, especially in urban areas, and rivers and streams west of the Connecticut River.

The “worst” of the storm is expected to be Sunday afternoon through Sunday evening.