CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The 22News Storm Team issued a Weather Alert for strong to severe thunderstorms Friday, mainly in the morning.

Scattered showers & drizzle are possible tonight. It will be another humid and mostly cloudy overnight, with the chance of patchy drizzle and scattered showers.

Friday’s 7 a.m. temperatures will be in the 60s. Some showers and strong to severe thunderstorms are likely Friday morning. “Prime time” for these storms will be 6 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Heavy downpours, lightning, & damaging winds are possible Friday morning. Some street flooding is possible during the morning commute. A scattered shower or thunderstorm is also possible Friday afternoon, but the trend will be for clearing and drying Friday afternoon. High temperatures will be in the upper 70s to low 80s.

There will be rapid clearing late Friday afternoon & evening. Evening temperatures will be in the low 70s and upper 60s.

The weekend will be mostly dry!

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Some showers and thunderstorms are likely late Thursday night and Friday morning.

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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.