CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The 22News Storm Team has issued a Weather Alert for Tuesday due to potential strong to severe thunderstorms.

Scattered showers and storms are likely throughout the day with even the chance for a few breaks of sun. The best chance for strong thunderstorms is between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Be ready for the chance of damaging wind, lightning, & heavy downpours. High temperatures will be in the upper 70s to around 80. The storms are expected to end by 9:00 p.m.

TUESDAY NIGHT: Chance of Evening Thunderstorms, clearing & breezy after 9:00 p.m.
Lows: 54-60
Winds: W 10-20 MPH

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Storms often bring heavy rain that can lead to flash flooding. Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Never attempt to drive through a flooded road, 1 foot of water can float vehicles and 2 feet of rushing water can carry most vehicles including SUVs away.
  • Never try and drive around a barricade.
  • Across western Massachusetts, there are some areas that are prone to flooding including valley locations, low-lying areas, and underpasses. Always remember to turn around.

The 22News Storm Team Weather Line: 413-377-22WX

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