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April Snow in the Forecast

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Main Street in North Adams on Wednesday.
Say goodbye to this burst of spring — Mother Nature prefers a little chaos in her work.
 
The warm temperatures of Wednesday are about to plummet as a snowstorm — yes a snowstorm — bears down on the Berkshires. 
 
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Pittsfield north and parts of Southern Vermont beginning Thursday evening through Friday night. Total accumulations could reach 6 inches in the higher elevations.
 
Accuweather is forecasting up to 10 inches with rain all day Thursday and temperatures dipping into the 40s. Thursday night will temperatures dropping into the 30s.
 
"The Northeast finally gets a brief break from the rain momentarily before we get some crazy weather here in the Northeast," AccuWeather on-air meteorologist Jessica Pash said. "We'll call it weather whiplash."
 
Following seasonable temperatures on Wednesday, "It's all downhill," Pash said, adding, "Get ready, it's not going to feel like April!"
 
Cold air coming from the west — which caused widespread wintry weather across the Plains — is moving into the Northeast as rain system works up the coast. Coastal areas will have plenty of rain but areas further inland are expected to get anywhere from 1 to 3 inches snow in the valleys and 6-8 in elevations above 1,500 feet. 
 
There's no guarantee that we'll get plowable snow (hopefully not!) but at the least expect cold, rainy weather for the next few days. Temperatures will be in the 50s and 60s next week.
 

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