THURSDAY: Dry/cold early morning. Mid-morning through noon light snow arriving from southwest to northeast. Afternoon change from wintry mix to rain, holding as snow/sleet longer over the Berkshires.
Winds: NE to SE 5-10 MPH
THURSDAY NIGHT: Rain, Heavy At Times. Thunderstorm possible.
Winds: SE/E 5-10 MPH
FRIDAY: Early Showers, Partial Sun develops. Windy
FRIDAY NIGHT: Partly Cloudy
Good Thursday morning I’m 22News Storm Team Meteorologist Nick Bannin. We’re off to a cold start this morning with temperatures starting in the mid 20s. This cold air will allow a wintry mix of snow/sleet and then rain today. I expect light snow to arrive in the Berkshires between 8 and 10am and enter the rest of Western Massachusetts from 9am-noon as it moves from southwest to northeast. Temperatures will gradually be rising during the morning, so for the most part we’ll have temperatures near or above freezing in the Pioneer Valley by the time the snow arrives.
Snow/sleet changes to rain as we head into the afternoon for the lower Pioneer Valley, but hangs on as snow/sleet in the hills west of the Connecticut River where we expect some snowfall accumulation.
Highs today will slowly reach the low 40s, but probably not until this evening.
Tonight we’ll all be dealing with rain and a lot of it. Rainfall amounts could total 1 inch in some places. Not a bad idea to clear the drains of leaves before the heavier rain arrives overnight. It’s possible we could have a thunderstorm or two overnight as well. Overnight lows drop into the upper 30s near sunrise tomorrow.
Early showers tomorrow give way to a partly sunny and mainly dry rest of the day. It’ll be windy tomorrow with highs near 50.
I’m tracking the arriving flakes on 22News from 4:30-7am.
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