A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky, unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder. -- Susan Orlean

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Saturday Night Snow

Say goodbye to the sun as you won't be seeing it's smiling face very often over the next ten days. We have a very active period of precipitation ahead of us, but unfortunately, there are no big, organized storms expected to hit Berkshire County directly.

There is, however, a very large storm just percolating off of the mid-Atlantic seaboard right now, and the outer edge of that heavy snow maker will impact the Berkshires tonight (Saturday). We could see up to 2 inches in South County and about an inch north of I-90. If the storm tracks more northward, you can add an inch to those projected totals. Also, if you're heading to the Cape for whatever reason, reconsider your journey. Blizzard Warnings are in effect and 15-20 inches of snow have been forecasted for far eastern part of Massachusetts.

That's a big storm.
In the quiet and quaint Berkshires, you can expect slippery travel to start between 4 and 6 PM with the snow line moving south to north. There's a big girls high school basketball game over in Adams tonight. Travelers to the game shouldn't have any problem; driving on the way home could require more attentiveness to the conditions of the roads.

As for school-shortening or school-cancelling snow events, it looks like Thursday morning's commute could be slippery. We'll see some snow Tuesday afternoon as well, but it will change over to rain by Wednesday morning. The timing of Thursday's minor snowfall looks good, but it's far too early to count on that forecast's accuracy. The most snow we'll see out of either of these disturbances is 2 inches of snow.

Enjoy the flakes tonight, and check in on Monday for a clearer picture of what's in store for us for the week ahead.

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