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Early weekend storm prompts winter weather advisory

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

We continue to track our next storm for tomorrow. This one will feature more wet than white for most of us. Valley locations get rain Saturday morning, but it may start as very light freezing rain. The northern hill towns and Berkshires may see a wintry mix changing to snow before it ends. 

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the following areas from 11 p.m. Friday to 12 p.m. Saturday:

  • Eastern and Western Franklin Co.
  • Western Hampshire Co.
  • Western Hampden Co.

Total accumulations for the hill towns and Berkshires should be between 1-3" before the system exits on Saturday afternoon. 

While the bulk of the rain tracks to our east, it's mostly dry by the time the Pats kickoff for their first playoff game in Foxboro Saturday evening. It'll be wet for tailgating, but drying for the game. Temperatures will be mainly in the 30s.

Another ocean storm will pass out-to-sea on Sunday, keeping us dry through the end of the weekend. 

An Arctic front will deliver a flurries and snow showers Monday morning as this second storm pushes away. Behind this front, temperatures will top off in the lower twenties Monday and Tuesday afternoon with lows in the lower teens and a feel-like temperature near zero. The brutal cold retreats next Thursday.

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