CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – From major snowfall Thursday, to a quick mini snowfall Saturday morning, to now another winter storm, western Massachusetts is getting ready for round 3 on Sunday.
The National Weather Service has put all of western Massachusetts in a Winter Storm Warning beginning Sunday morning through Monday evening. The 22News Storm Team has declared Sunday to be a Severe Weather Alert Day in order to better prepare you for the oncoming storm.
Snow has become widespread through western Massachusetts and can be heavy at times. This will be the heavy, wet snow not the light, powdery kind. So shoveling will certainly take more of an effort than previous storms. There is a chance early evening for a brief mixing in the lower Pioneer Valley including rain, freezing rain, and sleet before changing back over to snow. Places north and west of the Mass Pike will stay just as snow. Heaviest of the snow will be during the afternoon and evening. There is a chance for 1/2 inches per hour. Expect reduced visibility, slippery roads/sidewalks, and even isolated power outages from the heavy snow weighing down on the lines and tree limbs. Snow will continue throughout tonight.
Snowfall predictions: (subject to change)
- Pioneer Valley: 6-10 inches
- Berkshire County and eastern slopes of Berkshires: 10-14 inches
Monday morning there is still a chance for scattered snow showers before coming to an end for Monday afternoon, turning skies mostly cloudy. It will be windy with highs in the 30s. Monday night is dry under partly cloudy skies and lows in the teens.