The first occurs tonight. Expect some form of frozen precipitation starting around 9 or 10 PM. It should start as snow, and it will likely change over to sleet for a stretch as the temperatures actually warm up in the overnight hours above freezing. The best case scenario is 2 inches for the Berkshires. The worst case scenario is a dusting and then rain showers. Driving around later tonight could be hazardous, but town crews should be able to make the roads safe by Saturday morning.
We're also paying attention to the possibility of snow for Monday morning. Especially in South County, delays will be a possibility. The timing looks very good. It will be a southern storm, so we'll see a half inch or so north of Pittsfield with up to 3 inches near the Connecticut border. With all the excitement of next week's big storm dominating the weather news, we need to keep on eye on this sneaky little fellow for Monday morning.
|Here's our potential snow for Monday morning, as captured by the NOAA Probabilistic Winter Weather Guidance team.|
Either way, the GSD Staff is giving two very large thumbs down to the timing of the storm: during the day on Wednesday and into the evening. We fear that it won't be strong enough to merit a snow day or release on Wednesday, nor will it last long enough to impact the length of school on Thursday.
There's a lot going on and a lot to be determined still. Take it slow tonight, and don't sleep on the Sunday night/Monday morning quick shot of snow. We'll have more about that other storm tomorrow.