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Weather Discussion

Today:  Occasional wet snow or snow showers, mixed with rain in the valley. A coating-1″ of slushy show possible in the valley, 1-3″ in the higher terrain. Breezy at times, chilly. Highs: 31-35. Winds: NW 5-15 mph.

Tonight:  Any evening rain or wet snow shower end then clearing and colder overnight.  Patchy ice.  Lows: 16-22.  Winds: N 3-18 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunny skies.  Highs: 35-39.  Winds: N 3-6 mph.

Good Saturday Morning,

Hard to believe considering the calender says its late March but we have another chance for a light accumulation of wet snow late today into tonight as moisture off the New England coast combines with upper-level energy and a cool pool of air swinging through our area.

Look for some snow flurry or snow shower activity to develop this morning.  Occasional wet snow will continue from time to time but could mix with raindrops again during the mid-day and afternoon – especially in the lower elevations.  In the hills, occasional snow or snow showers will continue much of the day and won’t end until tonight.  Accumulations on the hills reach an inch or two with locally up to 3″ in some of our higher locations surrounding the Quabbin in eastern Franklin and Hampshire Counties.

The snow likely only sticks to non-paved surfaces in the valleys but could coat roads and make for slippery travel in the hills, mainly above 1000 feet.

Some clearing takes place late tonight but watch for a refreeze as any slushy snow or wet surfaces become patchy ice late.  Sunday still shines and allows for a nice finish to the weekend.  A few weak weather systems during the first half of next week bring a chance for some light precipitation Monday (a few showers) and Tuesday night (a period of rain or wet snow).  A more substantial rainfall is possible Thursday and Friday but with much milder temperatures too!

First Warning Meteorologists Rick Sluben & Don Maher


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