Snow On Tap for Wednesday

Published: Mar. 8, 2022 at 7:09 AM EST|Updated: Mar. 8, 2022 at 8:36 PM EST
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - We saw a seasonable day with plenty of sunshine, though the blustery conditions kept things feeling chilly for sure. Tonight, wind becomes lighter as high pressure moves across southern New England. Temperatures fall into the 20s for most with increasing clouds.

Skies begin cloudy Wednesday with snow on the way as low pressure moves off the mid-Atlantic coast and upper level energy swings across New England. Snow showers may get started in the morning, but a steadier snowfall is expected by the afternoon. Surface temperatures in the mid 30s and a higher sun angle this time of year will help keep accumulations mostly on grassy and elevated surfaces, with roads staying mainly wet. Slick or slushy spots are still possible however, especially later in the day.

Snow totals should end up around a coating to 2 inches in the valley with more like 2-4 in the hills and Berkshires. Since the heavier moisture will be coming in from the south, areas in southern Berkshire County and hilly spots in eastern Hampden county should see the highest amounts. Wind remains light with this system and other than some slick spots and reduced visibility, the travel impact should be minor.

After a cold and snowy Wednesday, we do another season swap for the remainder of the week! Highs return to the 40s and low 50s Thursday and Friday in western Mass as weak high pressure returns. While we see some sunshine, clouds will build back into the area, especially Friday. Our next storm system arrives Saturday with rain, wind and even snow.

Low pressure approaches New England Friday night into Saturday, bringing a period of rain and gusty breezes to western Mass. There’s a risk for rain to change to snow toward the end of the storm with only minor accumulations for the valley. The Berkshires may get some significant snowfall if cold air comes in fast enough-something to watch. We turn briefly cold, blustery and dry for Sunday.