(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.