The Berkshires are in for a double whammy this week — a Nor'easter is expected to bring up to a foot of snow and ice overnight followed by another Arctic blast that will keep temperatures in the freezer zone.
Tropical Storm Henri shifted left in is track to New England late on Friday, putting much of Long Island, Connecticut and Western Mass in the crosshairs. Currently at tropical storm level, it is expected to strengthen into a hurricane as it churns north on Saturday.
With Tropical Storm Henri expected to impact Western Massachusetts with rainfall ranging between 3-6 inches and 30-40 miles per hour winds Sunday through Monday morning, city officials are urging residents to prepare ahead and use caution.
The storm will be accompanied by heavy rains that could cause flooding in low-lying areas. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency is warning of 2 to 3 inches of rain between Thursday and Friday night.
The National Weather Service has posted a severe thunderstorm warning until 10 p.m. for the Berkshires, eastern New York, northwestern Connecticut and Southern Vermont. Wind gusts could reach up to 70 mph in some areas.