Severe Thunderstorm Warnings canceled across western Massachusetts

Strong potential for wind damage with this storm, nickel sized hail reported

(WWLP) – Warnings for severe thunderstorms across western Massachusetts have been canceled.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Hampden County until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night.

There was severe thunderstorm warning for Berkshire County until 7:45 p.m., Franklin County until 6:15 p.m., Hampshire County until 7:30 p.m., and Hampden County until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night.

It’s a 22News Weather Alert Day due to the risk for strong or severe thunderstorms later this afternoon, but especially into the evening.

Trained weather spotters have reported mainly dime to nickel sized hail with a couple of reports of quarter sized hail with the latest reports out of Granby, Massachusetts.

Increasing sunshine this afternoon has increased our risk for severe storms into the evening as temperatures are warming through the 60s and into the 70s.

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for ALL of western Massachusetts until 9 p.m. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for development of severe thunderstorms.

TIMING:

  • 3PM-5PM: Sun & clouds and warmer. Isolated storm/shower. Any storm could be strong or severe.
  • 5PM-11PM: Scattered thunderstorms, some of which could be strong or severe

POSSIBILITIES:

  • Main threats are for damaging wind and large hail
  • Lightning and heavy downpours possible with any thunderstorm

REMINDERS:

  • Go indoors if you hear thunder
  • During a Severe Thunderstorm Watch: Prepare to seek shelter if storms develop and warnings are issued. Stay weather aware.
  • If a Severe Thunderstorm Warning is issued: A Severe Thunderstorm has developed, head inside a sturdy building

Weather Info On the Go: Download the 22News Storm Team Weather App
Watch live weather updates from meteorologists Brian Lapis, Adam Strzempko, Nick Bannin and Jennifer Pagliei on 22News and live streaming on WWLP.com.

 

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