Pop-up thunderstorm causes damage

car on truck

SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (WWLP) – Some strong thunderstorms have been popping up around western Massachusetts on Friday afternoon. One of them brought lighting, high winds, and heavy rains to Holyoke and South Hadley.

As you can see in images captured by our 22News crew in South Hadley, the storm brought down a tree that came crashing on top four parked vehicles in a parking lot on College Street (Route 116.) The worst-hit was the pickup truck, which was crushed by the trunk of the tree.

22News Storm Team Meteorologist Ashley Baylor says that pop-up showers and storms are possible throughout the afternoon. You can track those storms yourself with our interactive radar.

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