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Four Storm Systems Bringing Slippery, Sleety Weather to Berkshires

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The region's mostly missed the impacts of the last few major storms and it looks like that will happen this week — but while we won't get a lot of snow, we could be in for sleet and rain. 
 
The Northern Berkshires and Southern Vermont have woken up to a dusting of snow the last couple mornings. This will likely continue through Tuesday morning. The real impacts from the several storm systems moving to our north will occur over Wednesday night into Thursday. 
 
The forecast from the National Weather Service in Albany, N.Y., is to expect about an inch of snow and sleet overnight and freezing rain beginning before 10 a.m. on Thursday. 
 
Accuweather says temperatures will dip into the teens and 20s on Wednesday as cooler air pushes into the region. That will be enough for a wintry mix of precipitation across the region, with up to 10 inches of snow possible to our north. Motorists should be prepared for icy and slippery conditions, says Accuweather.
 
It still up in the air how a third storm system arriving on Friday will affect the area. Colder air may push it off to the coast, or it could stay on course through inland over the Northeast, bringing snow, ice and rain.
 
"The combination of the second and third storms may muster enough snow to bring a few inches to parts of western Pennsylvania, western and central New York state and central New England," Brian Wimer, AccuWeather's senior storm warning meteorologist, said. "Heavy snow, perhaps on the order of 6-10 inches with locally higher amounts can occur from northern New York state and perhaps upward of a foot of snow for parts of northern New England."
 
A fourth storm may bring more sleety weather through the weekend.
 
Greylock Snow Day says don't get your hopes up for a day off though there's a possibility that Thursday's expected slippery precipitation could mean a delay. 
 

 


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