CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for Hampden and Berkshire Counties from 5:00 p.m. Thursday evening until 3:00 a.m. Friday morning.
A Flash Flood Watch is issued when there is the potential for heavy rain in the near future which may cause quick rises in streams and creeks as well as street flooding.
A storm system bringing plenty of rain is working through New York State Thursday afternoon and will bring increasing rain chances as we end the afternoon and head into Thursday night.
Rain will be heavy at times in the evening and overnight before ending around 5 :00 a.m. Friday morning. While many areas may pick up a soaking 1 inch of rain with this system, there is the potential that some heavier downpours may drop too much rain too quickly and lead to some street, stream or creek flooding.
If a Flash Flood Warning is issued, then flooding is imminent or already occurring. If you drive up to a flooded street “turn around, don’t drown” and head for higher ground.
The 22News Storm Team will continue tracking the arrival of this wet weather as we head through Thursday afternoon on-air, on Mobile and on WWLP.com.
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