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Rain and Snow for your Saturday

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — A weak storm tracking from the Great Lakes right over New England will spread light amounts of precipitation our way. As we progress through the morning, some wet snow or snow showers will develop but may be mixed with rain right from the start in the lower valley. Any wet snow in the valley should quickly change over to rain or rain showers and taper off by mid-day Saturday with just a coating of snow possible. The sun may even come out during the second half of the day.

In the Berkshires and along and north of Route 2 it will be a different story. Temperatures will be just cold enough to keep the wet snow going into the morning, possibly mixed with rain in the lower elevations. But the higher elevations in these areas will see up to 2″ of wet snow during the day. As the storm pulls away to our east and intensifies, some moisture will wrap around it and keep snow showers going in the Berkshires well into the evening before they end overnight. An additional inch or two of snow in the higher terrain of Berkshire County is possible then.

In the valley tomorrow evening and overnight, mostly clear skies allows temperatures to fall off into the 20s, resulting in more patchy black ice late as any leftover standing water freezes. A gusty breeze will pick up during the evening and continues overnight too.

On Sunday, a trough of energy in the upper-levels of the atmosphere swings through and mainly just brings some clouds. A few flurries are possible in the valley while some additional snow showers will bump into the Berkshires from the west and then dry up while doing so. A gusty breeze will pick up again late Sunday. Skies stay mostly cloudy on Monday and it stays breezy as it continues to gradually get colder. An Arctic front will approach and then move through late. A quick snow shower or snow squall could accompany the frontal passage. Behind the front, it gets blustery and bitterly cold Monday night into Tuesday!

Patriot’s Game: Conditions for the AFC Championship game in Denver will be beautiful under sunny skies. It will be breezy and mild with temperatures near 60 at kickoff! Go Pats!

Have a great day,

Rick Sluben & Don Maher

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