SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) — The 22News Storm Team has issued a Weather Alert for scattered downpours and storms possible this evening. A few storms may be strong/severe with gusty winds and small hail. Downpours may lead to street flooding.
While the worst of the severe weather may be over, there is still a chance for scattered showers and storms this evening. If another severe storm pops up, the threat again would be hail and damaging wind gusts.
The later we get in the evening, the lower our chances for rain and storms. Overnight we’ll be partly cloudy with lows in the low 60s.
The Storm Prediction Center has placed most of western Massachusetts in a “Marginal Risk” for Severe Weather, meaning isolated severe storms are possible. The farther south/west you are, the lower your risk.
Stay with the 22News Storm Team as we track any storms/downpours that develop. Remember to never drive through flooded streets and head indoors if you hear thunder or see lightning.
Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop today across a large part of southern New England. A few storms may become strong to locally severe, with the main severe weather threat being damaging straight-line winds with hail a secondary threat.
In addition, heavy rainfall associated with the thunderstorms may result in localized street flooding. Storms are anticipated to develop near northern Massachusetts by late this morning, with storms moving southeastward through the afternoon across the remainder of Massachusetts, Rhode Island into northern Connecticut.
Storms are expected to decrease in number and intensity by early this evening.
11:35 a.m. Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Franklin and Hampshire county
A severe thunderstorm was located over Leydon, or near Greenfield, moving southeast at 20 mph.
Quarter size hail, winds in excess of 60 mph.
11:01 a.m. Strong thunderstorm approaching Franklin and Hampshire county
Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Conway, or 8 miles southwest of Greenfield, moving southeast at 20 mph.
Penny size hail, winds in excess of 40 mph and heavy rainfall will accompany this storm.
12:04 a.m. a severe thunderstorm was located over Northampton, moving south at 15 mph. Hazard ping pong ball size hail and 60 mph wind gusts. Expect wind damage to trees and power lines and minor hail damage to vehicles is possible.
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