Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect for parts of western Massachusetts

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(WWLP) – The 22News Storm Team has issued a Weather Alert for this afternoon into the early evening with scattered thunderstorms expected, a few of which could be strong or severe.

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Watches and Warnings

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for Hampden, Hampshire & Franklin Counties until 8 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect for southeastern Hampden County and southeastern Hampshire County until 3:00 p.m.

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Timing:

2 p.m.-8 p.m.: Strong and severe thunderstorms developing, isolated at first and then scattered later in the afternoon.

Unlike the storms we had over the weekend, the earlier arrival of today’s storms will have more of an impact given that more people will be outdoors during the time storms are pushing through.

Weather Threats:

Main Threat: Lightning and Heavy Rain.

Secondary Threat: Damaging winds may cause damage and some hail is possible in the strongest storms.

Heat:

The other weather story today is the heat. A Heat Advisory has been issued for central/eastern Hampden County from 11AM-8PM where the heat index could approach 95-100ยบ this afternoon. Make sure to take breaks from the heat and drink plenty of water.

Stay with the 22News Storm Team as we track the storms & heat throughout the day. Download the 22News Storm Team Weather App.

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