Some wild weather could be in store for the Berkshires this weekend as a major storm that dumped more than a foot of snow disrupted travel across the center of the nation piles into New England.
There's a possibility of foot falling over the region through Monday but the National Weather Service is predicting 3 to 4 inches over the Berkshires with up 8 inches in the hilltowns.
Snow will begin falling Sunday morning and became heavier overnight and into Monday morning. The southern parts of the Berkshires and into Connecticut could see more rain than snow and the mix, which will cause slippery roads for Monday's commute.
The severe weather moving into the region will really be a one-two punch of two storms, one from the west and one from the south, according to Accuweather, and begins Saturday. They will be preceded by a blast of cold air on Saturday that will drop temperatures into the teens.
"The storm will initially fight with dry air; however, the same dry air and cold ground at the onset will also set the stage for slippery conditions in many locations," according to Accweather's forecast. "It is during Sunday night to Monday, when the effects of the strengthening coastal storm are likely to be realized."
NWS is currently predicting "moderate" impacts as of Friday morning but will be updating over the weekend.
"Snow may become a wintry mix for areas south of Interstate 90 Sunday night before transitioning back to snow on Monday," according to NWS. "Although the exact snowfall amounts are still uncertain, travel impacts due to snow covered roads and reduced visibility are likely Sunday afternoon into Monday."
Greylock Snow Day doesn't yet have high confidence on a snow day for Monday, but is liking the Euro weather model of 6 to 8 inches. Still, the U.S. model is showing more than a foot is possible — "that we think are overblown," the blog post says. The GSD is predicting a 50 percent chance for a delay on Monday morning.
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Hunter College Snaps MCLA Men's Basketball's Winning Streak
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- MCLA's Noah Yearsley scored 26 points, but it wasn't enough as the men's basketball team saw their nine game winning streak snapped by Hunter College 84-79 Friday afternoon in non league action.
In the opening half, neither team led by more than six points as the Hawks (5-13) took a slim 41-39 lead into halftime. The same held true in the closing half, but with six minutes remaining, Hunter led 67-62. MCLA (12-5) responded with a 7-0 spurt to grab a 69-67 lead as Yearsley scored five points in the run, but still with five minutes left to play.
After trading leads over the next several minutes, Hunter took the lead for good on Melvin Collins' three point play with under two minutes remaining making it 77-74. MCLA's Ki-Shawn Monroe converted for two on the other end to get within a point, but George Keener's bucket and FT extended back to a four point edge with under a minute remaining.
Monroe cut it in half with 25 seconds left, but MCLA was forced to foul. Keener made three FT's down the stretch to preserve the win and end the Trailblazers winning streak.
Mark Steele-Knudslien, 49, pleaded guilty on Thursday in Berkshire Superior Court to second-degree murder in the death of his wife. Judge John Agostini sentenced him to life in state prison, with parole eligibility in 25 years.
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After a few days in the icebox, temperatures will be turning above freezing going into the weekend and there's a chance of snow — or more likely rain, as a storm system moves north of the Berkshires.
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The Finance Committee took a tour of the building on Tuesday afternoon to get a better sense of the condition of the J. Stanley Sullivan Elementary School as the City Council has been weighing an offer on the property made more than two months ago.
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Food insecurity, housing, child care, education, financial literacy, and substance abuse were among the subjects of the poverty forum sponsored by the Berkshire Community Action Council and hosted at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts on Friday morning.
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