CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The 22News Storm Team has issued a weather alert for scattered, slow-moving thunderstorms with torrential rainfall.
You can watch the storm through Springfield from our live video player above.
A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for all of western Massachusetts until 10 p.m. for slow-moving storms capable of producing torrential rainfall of localized amounts up to 2 to 4 inches. Flash
flooding may result, especially across urban, poor drainage and
low lying areas.
A Heat Advisory is in effect for central/eastern Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties until 8 p.m. Heat index values of 95-99 degrees are expected, which could cause heat illnesses. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
22News Storm Team Weather Alert this afternoon and evening, for strong thunderstorms and flooding rain. Strong to severe thunderstorms, with lightning and heavy downpours, are likely through 8pm. Be ready for street and stream flooding. Don’t drive through a flooded road. Wind damage is also possible with these storms.
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Rain becomes more scattered late this evening and after midnight. Overnight lows will drop to the mid-upper 60s.
High temperatures and humidity Wednesday will be almost the same. It’ll be a mainly dry day, we just can’t rule out a scattered shower/thunderstorm between about noon and 5 p.m.
Wednesday night, expect partly cloudy conditions and lows into the low to mid 60s.