Weather Alert: Gusty showers weakening as they head into the Pioneer Valley

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(WWLP) A line of gusty showers with isolated lightning continues to move quickly through western Massachusetts bringing wind gusts over 50 mph to parts of the Berkshires as the storms head for the Pioneer Valley. These storms have a history of producing wind damage, but are quickly weakening.

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for all of western Massachusetts until midnight.

The 22News Storm Team has issued a Weather Alert through this evening.

This line has brought heavy rain, frequent lightning and scattered wind damage to parts of New York.

These storms are weakening as they head through western Massachusetts bringing much less lightning, less rain, but still gusty winds.

As storms approach if you hear thunder, head indoors.

Timing:

6:30-8 PM: Gusty showers/downpours and isolated thunderstorms move through Hampden, Hampshire & Franklin Counties

After 8 PM: Storms fall apart with leftover showers moving east

Threats:

Primary Risks: Wind damage and briefly heavy rain

Secondary Risk: Small hail and occasional lightning

Stay with the 22News Storm Team as we continue to track the storm risk on 22News throughout the evening.

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