CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The 22News Storm Team issued a Weather Alert on Friday, for strong to severe thunderstorms and potential street and stream flooding.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for all of western Massachusetts until 8 p.m.

The primary concern for Friday night is heavy downpours and thunderstorms that could lead to street and stream flooding. You should also be ready for strong damaging winds and lightning. The best chances for storms happen through 9 p.m.

The low temperatures will be in the high 50s to mid-60s. Showers and thunderstorms will come to an end late Friday evening and skies will be partly cloudy overnight.

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The weekend is looking bright and dry with lots of sunshine and temperatures in the low to mid-80s.

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Brian Lapis is a meteorologist who has been a part of the 22News team since 1996. Follow Brian on X @22NewsStormTeam and view his bio to see more of his work.