TUESDAY NIGHT: Increasing Clouds; Chance Sprinkles/Flurries After Midnight.
Winds: Light Variable
WEDNESDAY: Rain (heaviest PM); Snow/Sleet Mixes with Rain PM Franklin/Berkshire County.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Rain Changes to Snow From North to South Around Midnight.
THURSDAY: AM snow/snow showers. PM Partial Sun. Windy.
A *WINTER STORM WATCH* will be in effect for Franklin and northern Berkshire Co. from Wednesday morning through Thursday morning.
We’ll be waking up to mostly cloudy skies Wednesday morning. There could be some spotty rain & snow showers through the morning hours, but I expect most of the snowflakes will be flying in the Hilltowns/Berkshires. After 12 PM, rain will spread across western Massachusetts with temperatures near 40-degrees. Eventually, the rain will transition over to snow by Thursday morning.
With heavy, wet snowflakes falling Thursday morning, we could pick up a coating to 3″ of snow across the lower Pioneer Valley and southern Berkshire County. 2-5″ of snow will be possible in Franklin and northern Berkshire County. Plan on a slow Thursday AM commute everywhere in western Massachusetts. It still looks like the highest accumulations will be in northern Vermont and upstate New York with snowfall totals around a foot!
Once the snow tapers off Thursday morning, it’ll turn into a cold and windy day – expect highs only in the low-20s!!
Luckily, the cold air won’t stick around long – the mercury will be back in the 40s by the weekend!