CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The 22News Storm Team has issued a Weather Alert ahead of the rain that will be heavy at times and wind gusts up to 55 mph for Wednesday afternoon and evening.

A Wind Advisory is in effect for all of western Massachusetts until 5 p.m. Thursday for wind gusts up to 55 mph. Rain will be heavy at times during the afternoon and early evening.

Wind Gusts

The rain will be steadiest & heaviest in the mid-afternoon and early evening (1 p.m. – 7 p.m.). The wind will also increase with gusts of 30-55 mph possibly Wednesday afternoon and evening. High temperatures will be in the low to mid-50s.

Live Interactive Radar

Wednesday night, showers will end by 8 p.m., with skies clearing late. It will be windy with gusts over 25mph. Lows will be in the 20s and low 30s. A late passing flurry is also possible as cold air moves in.

Thursday is looking dry and windy with highs in the 40s.