We have a First Warning Weather Alert in place for a brief period of freezing rain Tuesday morning. Freezing Rain Advisories have been issued for Berkshire, Hampshire & Franklin counties-also in the Worcester hills-from 4am to 10am (3am to 8am for Berkshire) Tuesday. A trace to a tenth of an inch of ice is possible, which may lead to a glaze of ice on roads. Bridges and overpasses become icy first and remember back and secondary roads may not get treated right away, so expect potential icy/slippery spots.
In the meantime, tonight we have been clear and calm, so temps have dropped into the 20s! Clouds increase after midnight and wet weather arrives as spotty rain or freezing rain in the early morning. Temperatures will be on the rise and highs reach the 50s by the afternoon, so we have a mainly rainy day.
Periods of rain may be heavy at times through the evening commute Tuesday and many may see an inch of rain by Tuesday night when showers taper off.
Temperatures remain on the mild side with a break in the rain Tuesday night, but expect fog. We are dry to start Wednesday, then round two arrives with rain likely Wednesday afternoon into very early Thursday morning. Another inch of much-needed rain is possible with this system too.
We are blustery Thursday, but we dry out as low pressure begins to move away to the northeast. An upper level low sits to our north as well, so expect clouds to linger Thursday and Friday with breaks of sun. A stray shower can't be ruled out. High pressure returns for the weekend with more sunshine, but colder temperatures.
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