CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The 22News Storm Team issued a Weather Alert for thunderstorms and heavy rain Friday evening.

A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for Berkshire County until 6:30 p.m.

The “prime time” for heavy showers and storms is through 8 p.m. Be ready for downpours, gusty winds, and some hail. If you have outdoor plans for this afternoon or evening, have an indoor alternative ready.

Scattered showers are likely Friday evening, otherwise, skies will be mostly cloudy. Lows will be in the low to mid 50s.

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The weekend will be much cooler with highs in the 60s and the chance for a few showers. The 22News Storm Team will be tracking the showers and storms and the cooldown on the way for the weekend.

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Adam Strzempko is a meteorologist who has been a part of the 22News team since 1996. Follow the 22News Storm Team on X @22NewsStormTeam and view his bio to see more of his work.