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Rain and snow showers likely. Wind and cold this afternoon

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What a difference 24 hours makes here in western Massachusetts. From sunshine and temperatures in the 60s yesterday to clouds, rain, snow and gusty winds today. 

Steady rain and snow will taper to rain and snow showers later this morning. The best chance for snow showers this afternoon will be in Berkshire county and along the east slopes of the Berkshires. This is where we could several inches of snow. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for northern Berkshire county until 7 pm Monday evening. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for western Hampden, western Hampshire and western Franklin counties until 5 am Monday morning.

Winds will begin to increase today and into Monday. Winds could gust to 50 mph at times and that is certainly strong enough for us to see some tree limbs coming down and scattered power outages. A Wind Advisory is in effect for all of western Mass until 7 pm Monday evening. Highs today will top out in the upper 30s and lower 40s but with the winds it will feel quite a bit colder. 

Accumulating snow will amount to roughly 4-8" inches in northern Berkshire county with southern Berkshire county and the east slopes of the Berkshires picking up about 3-6". A coating to maybe an inch or two is possible north of Springfield.

Flurries and gusty winds continue Monday, then Tuesday and Wednesday will be dry and not quite as cold. Our next system looks much weaker and should arrive for Thanksgiving with rain and possibly some snow showers. 

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