SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Strong winds, frequent lightning, heavy downpours, and hail came through western Massachusetts on Sunday evening, as a severe thunderstorm moved from Berkshire County, across the Hilltowns of Hampshire and Hampden County, and then through the Springfield area. Severe thunderstorm warnings for Hampden, Hampshire, and Berkshire Counties have all been allowed to expire, as has a Flash Flood Warning, which was originally scheduled to remain in effect through 10:30 P.M.
With the high winds and lightning, the storms knocked out power to thousands of people across the region, with more than 5,000 outages being reported at one point. Click here for the latest numbers.
In addition to the power outages, the storms brought down trees, blocking some roadways, and the heavy downpours flooded others. Click here for a look at storm damage reports from across our area.
On and off thunderstorms and downpours will remain possible overnight and through Monday. There’s the chance that severe or strong storms may be a concern again on Monday along with flash flooding due to some heavy rain.
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