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