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Here We Go Again: March Warns Winter's Not Over Yet

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Snowfall forecast has been reduced for Berkshire County for Sunday's storm. Now it's 4 to 8 inches through Monday morning, with temperatures in the single digits Monday night. Update from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency: 
 
"Winter Storm Watches are posted for all areas in Mass. Snow is forecast to begin between 6-8 p.m, from west to east.  Snow will end around 6 a.m. in Western Mass, and around 11 a.m. in eastern MA.  The time period for the heaviest snow is forecast to occur between 10 p.m. Sunday and 5 a.m. Monday. Temperatures during the day on Sunday will be in the 20s to low 30s."
A massive storm system stretching into the Great Plains could drop up to a foot or more of snow across the Appalachians and the Northeast. 
 
Accuweather reports a combination of precipitation over the weekend could lead to delays and flight cancellations, and possible school closings on Monday. 
 
"The combination of the storm track and strength and proximity of mild air is expected to cause rain or a mix of rain, sleet and snow to fall during the height of the storm along the Intestate 95 corridor from Washington, D.C., to Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City and Boston," writes Alex Sosnowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
 
But current snowfall forecasts are all over the map and how much and when the Berkshires will see this snow or sleet will depend on what track the storm takes as it moves into the Northeast. 
 
The National Weather Service in Albany, N.Y., has issued a hazardous weather outlook for the region with the potential for moderate to heavy snowfall beginning Sunday afternoon into Monday. 
 
Southern New England and eastern Massachusetts will also be dealing with snow and sleet all day Saturday and the Berkshires could see a couple of inches by late Saturday. 
 
The main storm will come in sometimes late Sunday and overnight into Monday. Accuweather currently has most of the Berkshires, particularly Northern Berkshire, in the 6 to 12-inch band for snow. Greylock Snow Day's waiting for more data but so far forecasts a 25 percent chance for school delay and a 15 percent chance for a snow day. 
 
Button up because this first March storm is going to be followed by a brutal Arctic blast forcing its way into the Northern Plains and chilling temperatures across the nation. That will likely mean teens and 20s at best for the Northeast by Tuesday, according to the Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang. 

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