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 ***A Winter Storm Warning is posted region-wide for a snowstorm tomorrow: Alert Map***

Tonight: Snow after midnight, becoming heavy by 4 am. Lows: 7-13. Wind: NE 5-15 mph.

Tomorrow: Snow, heavy at times through 1 pm. Patchy light snow through early evening will lead to additional light accumulation. Highs: 15-21. Wind: N 10-20 mph.

Tuesday: Morning sun, then increasing clouds. Cold and breezy. Highs: 14-20.

 

Good evening!

A Winter Storm Warning is posted for the entire region as a storm is bearing down on western Massachusetts from the west. The timing is terrible, with the worst of the storm centered on the morning commute.

The snow begins after midnight tonight and doesn’t completely end until early evening tomorrow. The heaviest snow will fall between 4am and 1pm, when snow will accumulate at rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour. A small chance exists for some mixing with sleet along the Connecticut border by late morning, but it will be short-lived.

Though the worst of the storm is over by early afternoon, lingering light snow will add a bit more snow to the ground through the afternoon hours. A sustained wind from north between 10 and 20 mph, on average, will result in blowing and drifting of the snow.

  • Timing: Snow begins after midnight, ends early evening tomorrow
    • Heaviest: 4am to 1pm tomorrow
  • Impacts: Difficult travel, reduced visibility, blowing and drifting snow, dangerous cold
  • Amounts: 8-12″ of dry snow
    • Sleet may mix in for a short time midday near the Connecticut border

After the storm, it turns dangerously cold. Temperatures will be below zero Tuesday morning, and the wind will make it feel even worse. Plenty of sunshine is expected early, though, so conditions will improve in that regard. More clouds will move in later on Tuesday.

Wednesday is cloudy with some snow showers or light snow, and there’s another chance for snow showers or light snow on Saturday.

Temperatures remain below, and at times well below, the average high temperature of 35° and the average low temperature of 19°.

Stay with ABC40 on-air and online throughout the storm.

First Warning Meteorologist Tyler Jankoski

 

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