Weather Alert Day: Patchy freezing rain in western Massachusetts

Our freezing rain chances will come to an end Monday night

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Monday was declared a Weather Alert Day due to the risk for some patchy freezing drizzle, sleet or freezing rain later in the day.

A Freezing Rain Advisory is in effect until 1:00 a.m. Tuesday in Berkshire County and until 11:00 p.m. Monday in Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties.

While widespread icing was not expected, the possibility of some patchy areas of icy spots that the 22News Storm Team wanted you to be prepared for. A light coating of ice could accumulate on untreated roadways and sidewalk, which can be dangerous for drivers and anyone walking. Scattered sleet showers will also be possible through mid-evening.

As temperatures warm near 40 degrees by midnight, the threat for freezing rain or drizzle fades away and plain rain is expected to continue into Tuesday morning.

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