SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB) — Another winter storm is on the way for the Pioneer Valley for this weekend. A storm system situated over the deep south Friday morning will continue to intensify as it heads towards New England. The Pioneer Valley received its first taste of winter last night with a light snow that accumulated mainly over the hill towns causing problems on many secondary and main roadways. The storm for the weekend will continue to intensify 200 miles to the south of us by Saturday morning and will begin to move north. As precipitation from this system interacts with cold air over southern New England we will begin to see snow mixing with rain first; with a changeover to all snow by Saturday evening. Snowfall is expected to accumulate first over the hill towns with accumulating snows beginning overnight for the valley. Total snowfall by Sunday morning will range from 2-4″ over the I 91 corridor to 4-6″ over the hill towns. It is possible we exceed 6 Inches in elevations above 1000 feet along the eastern slopes of the Berkshires. A winter storm watch has been placed into effect until Saturday night.
WHAT: Rain/Snow Changing To All Snow. Winds: 25-35 Gusts 35 -40.
WHERE/WHEN: VALLEY: Snow/Rain Sat 4pm-9pm SNOW 9pm-3AM
HILL TOWNS: Snow/Rain Sat 3pm – 6pm SNOW 6PM- 2AM
How Much: VALLEY: 3-6″ HILL TOWNS 6-12″ (LOCALLY 12″ + )