A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Berkshire county until 7 pm this evening and for Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties it is in effect until 4 pm. A Flood Watch is in effect for all of western Mass until 1 pm this afternoon.
A cold front will be sweeping through this morning, bringing a dramatic temperature fall behind it. We set a new record high this morning at Westover of 61 which broke the old record of 55 set back in 1972. Temperatures will fall through the 30s and into the 20s by late this afternoon with a breeze out of the west/northwest. Precipitation will taper off this morning and we may even see a few breaks of sunshine by the afternoon.
Temperatures continue to fall during the day Saturday and by the 4-5pm we will all be in the teens with a wind chill in the single digits. With the significant amount of water on roads, walkways, yards, it will be dramatic when it freezes Saturday. Roads may become a sheet of ice during the daytime while people are out and about, which could lead to a lot of accidents.
Frigid temperatures build in for Saturday night with lows hitting single digits. Our high temps return to the 20s Sunday through most of next week and night time temps back to the single digits and teens. High pressure will keep us dry and quiet Sunday and Monday, but our next storm looks to take shape for Tuesday as low pressure moves in from the west. Minor snow accumulations are looking possible during the day, which may impact travel. Mid to late week is still very uncertain with a possibility for a coastal storm-but there is still a good amount of doubt with this. Stay tuned for updates!
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