Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Storm 1.27.12: Sleet and Rain Starts on Thursday Evening

If you look at the radar below, which is a snapshot from the 10:45 pm (Wed) report, you'd think we have several inches on the way. Unfortunately, it's virga and we'll only see a few flurries in the overnight hours.

Misleading radar image for Wednesday night.
The bigger news is Thursday night into Friday. Not a lot has changed for this fairly wimpy January weather event. It looks like it will start much earlier than we had previously indicated--expect to see sleet in the Berkshires (especially in the north) around 7 pm. We may have a period of sleet and other frozen particles for a short time before it switches all the way over to rain by midnight at the latest.

The only hope for a delay would be a period of extended freezing rain for the Northern Berkshires during the commute. Mid and South County will be flat out of luck on this one. The lightness of the storm will not prevent the usual suspects in New York from delaying school, but the chance in these parts is best.

We're still checking out this storm out of the corner of our eye, but we won't be that concerned unless it makes a sudden, wild movement.

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