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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North Berkshire MLK Committee Recognizes Adams Selectman
By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
The day offered activities at the gym including making care bags for the homeless, making scarves and mittens, creating cards for nursing home residents and a workshop on civil conversation.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Instead of a day off, more than 200 Northern Berkshire residents heeded the call Monday and took part in different community service projects throughout the region that culminated in the presentation of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Peacemaker Award.
This year's awardee is Adams Selectman James "Jim" Bush, whose name will join his 26 predecessors on the plaque.
"It has been my personal mission to put my efforts into bettering the community and I am honored to receive this award," Bush said during the ceremony at Massachusetts College of Arts' Venable Gym. "I look forward to serving our community to the best of my ability with others who put their hearts and souls into helping others throughout our community."
After retiring from Specialty Minerals, Bush decided to commit his time to his community and after successfully running for selectman in 2018 has become involved in a long list of community initiatives and organizations.
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