Heavy downpours, frequent lightning into early Tuesday evening

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(WWLP) – After severe thunderstorms moved through western Massachusetts, heavy downpours and lightning continued into the evening.

The 22News Storm Team issued a Severe Weather Alert for Tuesday afternoon and early evening to give you a heads up about the storm potential. This was the top tier of our two-tiered alert system as dangerous storms are looking increasingly likely.

Watches/Warnings

A Tornado Watch was in effect in Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties until 9:00 p.m.

A Tornado Watch was in effect in Berkshire County until 8:00 p.m.

Afternoon & Early Evening:

  • Through 7 p.m.: Widespread rain and scattered lightning

Rest of the Evening:

  • Fading Showers, Gradual Clearing & Cooler Air Arrives

Storm Threats:

  • Frequent Lightning
  • Minor Street Flooding

Storm Preparedness & Safety

  • If you hear thunder, head indoors
  • If a Watch is issued for severe weather, dangerous storms could develop
  • If a Warning is issued for severe weather, severe weather has developed or is imminent…head indoors immediately.
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