Weather Discussion

***A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for northern Berkshire County, including North Adams and Pittsfield, until 5am Sunday***

Tonight: Scattered light rain showers, even some freezing rain in colder spots. Untreated surfaces can be slippery. Lows:29-35. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow: Morning clouds followed by some afternoon sun. Warm! Highs: 48-54. Winds: Light S.

Monday: Heavy rain and gusty winds, primarily in the morning. Some afternoon sun possible. Warm! Highs: 63-69.

Good evening!

A weak upper level disturbance is bringing light precipitation to the region as warm air invades aloft. This combination will result in light rain shower activity overnight, and even light freezing rain in colder spots. Use caution through the morning hours as temperatures fall to near freezing. A Freezing Rain Advisory is posted in areas to the north and west, along with a Winter Weather Advisory for northern Berkshire County.

Tomorrow is primarily dry, through there will be a good amount of cloud cover early on. Some sun is expected by afternoon. It will be warm, with high temperatures in the low 50s. Given that heavy rain and gusty winds are expected Monday, tomorrow looks like an ideal day to clean up any leaves left on the ground.

Two areas of low pressure will join forces over Chicago tomorrow night and Monday, which means western Massachusetts is easily in the warm sector of this storm. Heavy rain and gusty winds are expected Monday morning, with up to 1″ of rain expected. The weather will tame down Monday afternoon and evening, but substantial clearing isn’t anticipated until Tuesday.

Then, all eyes turn to the busiest travel day of the year, and of course, Thanksgiving Day. At this point, it appears that a large storm system will be moving by over the Atlantic Ocean. The question that remains to be answered is how close the storm comes to southern New England. At this point, southeast New England stands the best chance of some form in wintry precipitation, though the whole region needs to stay in tune with the forecast.

First Warning Meteorologist Tyler Jankoski


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