CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The 22News Storm Team declared a Severe Weather Alert Day for Thursday due to the heavy snowfall.
The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties until 8:00 p.m., and Berkshire County until 6:00 p.m.
Snow was gradually ending from west to east, late Thursday afternoon, and we expect the snow to be done by 6:00 p.m. Here’s a look at the latest snowfall forecast.
We expect numerous foot plus snowfall reports, especially in central and eastern Hampden and Hampshire counties. Whether you get 8″ or 14″, the impact on travel will be similar with tough driving conditions and poor visibility.
Thursday night will be cold, with temperatures dropping into the single digits and the wind making it feel like below zero. Skies will be clearing. Plan on a cold and breezy Friday, but with a sun and cloud mix, it’ll be quiet. There’s some more snow in the forecast for Friday night and the weekend.
According to the NWS, a Winter Storm Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring, and there’s a significant amount of snow forecasted that will cause travel issues. So only travel if you must.
Don’t forget to send us your snowfall photos and amounts to ReportIt@wwlp.com. Make sure to follow the 22News Storm Team for the latest forecast and snowfall totals.
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