Rain, wind could bring more street flooding, power outages Sunday into Monday

More than 6 inches of rain has fallen in the lower Pioneer Valley already this month

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – After going so long without much rain, yet another storm is lining up to bring western Massachusetts rainfall measured in inches and potentially gusty winds.

A storm approaching the Great Lakes will join with a separate storm system coming from Florida to bring high rainfall rates that could cause street flooding Sunday into Monday.

Here’s what we’re looking at for timing.

  • Late Saturday Night: Isolated shower possible, mainly dry
  • Sunday Morning: Scattered showers and some heavier downpours
  • Sunday Afternoon: Steadier rain developing, heavy at times. Increasing wind.
  • Sunday Night-Early Monday Morning: Heaviest rain and strongest winds. Thunderstorm possible.
  • Late Monday Morning: Light showers taper off.

Specifics:

  • Rainfall: 2-4″ of rain possible, isolated higher amounts
  • Wind: Gusts 30-50 mph

Impacts: 

  • Street and stream flooding will be possible, especially Sunday evening through Monday morning.
    • If you encounter flooded streets, don’t drive through them
    • With more leaves coming down, blocked drains will increase the street flooding risk
  • Gusty winds could bring isolated to scattered power outages, especially Sunday evening through Monday morning.
    • With trees still having plenty of leaves on them, branches or weaker trees may come down under the extra weight combined with the wind
  • River flooding is not expected, BUT can’t be ruled out if some higher rainfall amounts are realized.

Continuing Coverage:

  • The 22News Storm Team will continue to tweak and adjust the forecast timing an intensity of this storm as we head through the weekend
  • Meteorologist Brian Lapis will update you this evening on 22News starting at 5pm
  • Meteorologists Jennifer Pagliei and Adam Strzempko will update you through the weekend as the storm arrives
  • Don’t forget to download our 22News Storm Team Weather App to stay up to date.
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