CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – While snow is the big story in the Berkshires and in the hills of far western Franklin, western Hampshire and western Hampden Counties, the wind and cold will be the main story for most of the Pioneer Valley.
Snow: Flurries are possible in the valley, which may lead to a dusting in a few spots. Watch out for some slightly slick areas where a dusting develops. Accumulating snow is likely over Berkshire County and in the hills west of the Pioneer Valley. Here’s our snowfall forecast for ADDITIONAL snowfall on Monday.
A Winter Storm Warning remains is in effect for all of Berkshire County until 7:00 p.m. This means that we expect persistent snow showers to bring an added accumulation today.
Towns like Lenox have already accumulated close to ten inches of snow from Sunday and Monday’s storm, whereas communities in the Pioneer Valley saw mostly rain Sunday and a few flurries Monday.
Wind: Winds will be very strong Monday, potentially gusting over 40 mph. Isolated power outages are possible, but thankfully branches weigh less now that most leaves have fallen off them. A Wind Advisory is in effect for Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties until 10:00 p.m. The Wind Advisory for Berkshire County continues until 6:00 p.m.
Cold: Temperatures should mainly stay in the 30s Monday, but with the wind it will FEEL like the teens Monday morning and like the 20s Monday afternoon.