Flash Flood Watch posted for western Massachusetts

Some of these storms could also bring hail and gusty winds

Flooding on Park St in West Springfield
Flooding on Park St in West Springfield (Report It)

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch from noon on Monday until early Tuesday morning for all of western Massachusetts.

Local Weather Forecast

The 22News Storm Team is tracking possible strong to severe thunderstorms for Monday afternoon and evening, with one of the main concerns being heavy downpours associated with these storms. This could lead to flash flooding.

* Numerous showers and thunderstorms with areas of torrential rainfall are expected to overspread the region during the mid to late afternoon hours on Monday and continue well into the overnight hours.

* Localized rainfall rates in excess of 2 inches in less than an hour are possible. This will bring the potential for localized flash flooding, perhaps impacting the Monday evening commute. Given the potential for these type of rainfall rates,
flooding in urban areas is also possible.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. Remember turn around, don’t drown.

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