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Severe thunderstorms hit Western Massachusetts, June 9, 201106/09/11- Springfield-Staff Photo by Dave Roback-Cars hit standing water during Thursday afternoon’s storm on Birnie Ave in Springfield.

SPRINGFIELD — A severe thunderstorm warning for the region has been lifted, but the National Weather Service predicts more wet weather for Wednesday evening.

Much of western Massachusetts, including the greater Springfield area, remains under a flood advisory until 8:15 a.m. today, according to the weather service, with more isolated thunderstorms expected to crop up this afternoon and evening.

Meanwhile, a hazardous weather advisory has been issued for the region for the next few days. The advisory comes with the “potential for strong winds, hail and localized flash flooding,” the NWS reports on its website.

The regional weather forecast for the next several days comes with the possibility of showers and thunderstorms. For Thursday, there’s a 30 percent chance of showers with a high temperature of around 86 degrees. Friday’s forecast is nearly identical, but with a 20 percent chance of precipitation during the day and a possibility of showers and thunderstorms Friday evening.

The storm, which lashed Springfield and parts of Hampden County shortly after 5 a.m., caused some flooding and power outages and contributed to at least one car crash on I-91 in West Springfield.

The storm also produced lightning strikes, including in Agawam, where a Moore Street residence may have been hit by lightning, according to Agawam police. The damage was reportedly minimal.

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