Flash Flood Watch for parts of WMass

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CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) -The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire Counties until 8:00 a.m. Friday.

Showers and thunderstorms moved through western Massachusetts, Thursday night, bringing heavy downpours, and some gusty winds.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for flash flooding. It is different from a Flash Flood Warning, which means that flooding is imminent or already happening.

A Flash Flood Warning is issued for rapid and potentially life threatening flooding. In urban areas avoid flooded roads and obey road closures. Those near small streams must head for higher ground immediately.

You are urged to stay away from any flooded areas, and if you are out on the roads, you are reminded: “Turn around, don’t drown!”

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