Messy Winter Weather on the Menu This Week
Did someone order snow?
The National Weather Service originally issued a "Hazardous Weather Outlook" for the Berkshires and southern Vermont for basically the entire first half of this week, then upgraded it to a "Winter Weather Advisory" for 3 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday for the first leg of the multi-day storm.
Monday's cold temperatures will push in some snow overnight tonight, with an inch or 2 possible to the south and up to 3 inches in the northern part of the county. Then, as temperatures rise a bit Tuesday morning, there could be a mix of snow and sleet before the precipitation changes to freezing rain and then plain rain throughout the afternoon.
When the sun sets Tuesday, the rain will turn back into snow, with a new snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches overnight into Wednesday. The snow will continue Wednesday morning then begin to taper off throughout the day into snow showers in the evening.
It's hard to guess what a total accumulation might be, as the first round of snow Monday night could be washed away Tuesday afternoon. But suffice it to say, the next couple of days could be messy; the latest National Weather Service at right shows what the totals could be.
And then comes bitter cold, with highs Friday and Saturday only predicted to be in the teens to low 20s. Friday night we could see our first below-zero temps of the season. Bundle up!