May All Your Christmases Be White
If you are in need of a little injection of Christmas spirit amid all of the chaos of the season, you are in luck: It looks like we might have a white Christmas here in northern Berkshire County.
That will make us pretty special, according to Accuweather.com: The standard for a white Christmas is an inch of snow on the ground during the morning. The regions most likely to have a blanket of snow on the ground this Christmas include, the Northeast, the Upper Midwest and the mountains of the West.
Most of the forecasts agree that snow showers will start in North County overnight Sunday night into Monday morning, Christmas Eve, then becoming more scattered later, with showers more likely between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. With highs in the mid-30s, the snow likely won't pile up or stick to the roads too much, but this system could leave 1 to 3 inches of the white stuff on the ground to cover up the brown mud and gray muck left by a fairly uneventful December.
There has not been a winter storm warning announced as of late Sunday, but the National Weather Service has issued a "hazardous weather outlook" for the entire region to warn of the light snow expected to fall on Christmas Eve - during the day anyway.
So if you have any last minute shopping to do, use caution, as the roads could get a little wet. If you're lucky enough to have the day off from work, it looks to be a pretty day to curl up with some cocoa and watch the snow fall while you finish preparing for Christmas.
Merry Christmas, everyone, from iBerkshires.com, and happy New Year, too!