CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The 22News Storm Team issued a Weather Alert for potential heavy downpours and thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon and early evening.

Showers arrive as early as 3 p.m. The “prime time” for downpours and some scattered thunderstorms will be 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Have an indoor alternative to any outdoor plans you have for this afternoon.

The showers will quickly taper off after 7 p.m. and temperatures will fall quickly. High temperatures will be in the mid to upper 70s to near 80 degrees. Wednesday night, gradual clearing skies with lows in the 40s.

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Thursday looks bright and cooler with lots of sun and highs in the 60s.