Severe weather passes through WMass

Hampden County was under a Tornado Warning

(WWLP) – All of western Massachusetts was at risk for severe weather Monday afternoon and evening, as some strong thunderstorms worked their way from New York state into New England.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was in effect for all of western Massachusetts until 8:00 Monday night. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means that conditions exist that are favorable to the formation of severe thunderstorms, but it is different from a Severe Thunderstorm Warning, which is issued when severe weather is imminent or already happening.

The National Weather Service had issued both a Severe Thunderstorm Warnings Hampden and Franklin Counties, and a Tornado Warning for Hampden County early Monday evening. All of these warnings were canceled by 4:45 p.m. A Flash Flood Warning had also been issued for Berkshire County until 6:45 p.m.

Stay with 22News and WWLP.com throughout the afternoon and evening as the threat of severe weather continues.

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