The Berkshires have had some lovely weather over the past several days. From bone-chilling 6 degrees at Harriman & West Airport in North Adams on Friday, the city saw temperatures rise to 64 degrees on Main Street by Monday afternoon.
This weekend is starting off with icy rain that will switch to drenching, and then the beginning of the week could start with a foot of snow depending on which path a cross-country storm takes over the next couple days
A number of school districts have canceled after-school programs for Friday: Hoosac Valley Regional; Berkshire Arts & Technology Public Charter; Mount Greylock Regional School District; and Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union (early dismissal, too).
Several upper windows on the west side of the building facing Hoosac Street were shattered. Police responded to close off the area and a Department of Public Works crew was cleaning up the debris. No word of any injuries.
At the request of Mayor Thomas Bernard, the City Council voted Tuesday to amend the city's parking ordinance to shorten the winter ban by two weeks. It also voted on the mayor's recommendation to end this year's parking ban on Thursday.
After the high winds of Monday and Tuesday, an Alberta clipper is set to dump a few inches of snow on the Berkshires on Wednesday night. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from 3 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday.
Wind gusts could reach up to 55 to 65 mph. Strong to damaging winds are expected, which will likely blow down large tree limbs, trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles.