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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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Mass MoCA to Readies for Summer Restaurant, Season

By Tammy DanielsiBerkshires Staff

A conceptual image of the restaurant.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A Georgian restaurant out of New York City is planning a pop-up eatery at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art this summer.
 
The Mass MoCA Commission on Wednesday approved the seasonal restaurant to occupy the former Gramercy space, specifically the courtyard near the museum entrance. The restaurant would operate from Memorial Day until some time September.
 
"The operators for this pop-up restaurant are coming to us from Manhattan, where they run two restaurants with Georgian — as in, over-in-Europe Georgian — style food, and they recently, last year pre-COVID, hosted a dinner event for us so we got to know them and their delicious food," said Tracy Moore, the museum's interim director. "They would operate as many days as they could in the beginning as they staff up and ultimately gearing towards full lunch and dinner operations that comport with Mass MoCA hours."
 
Tamara Chubinidze, a native of Tbilisi, Georgia, opened Chama Mama in New York City in 2019 and has had plans to expand. The restaurant is appearing before 
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