SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) — Today will feature a mixture of sunshine and clouds. Temperatures will be seasonable with highs in the 30s along with a healthy breeze out of the west-northwest. High clouds will be around much of the day in advance of our next storm, but the day will stay dry. Clouds will thicken up tonight with snow developing after midnight.
Low pressure will bring widespread snow to New England late tonight into tomorrow morning. Eastern Mass and Rhode Island will see the most snow where Winter Storm Warnings have been issued. For western Mass, A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from late tonight through tomorrow morning where snow totals will be less, but still a “plowable-event.”
Snow will move in during the wee hour of the morning through roughly 9-10am tomorrow morning. Snow will be steady and will come down moderate to briefly heavy at times around sunrise. It’s a fast mover so it will be gone before noon tomorrow.
Snow totals will range from 2-4 inches through most of the valley. Western Franklin County and northern Berkshire County snow totals will be a little less with 1-2″ of accumulation. Areas in eastern Hampden County and points east will pick up 4-6″ with over 6″ in parts of eastern Mass. and Rhode Island. This will be the biggest snowfall of the season for most of us. The timing will affect the morning commute throughout southern New England. Roads will be snow covered and visibility will be down. There will likely be lots of cancellations and delays. The afternoon will be dry and brighter but blustery behind departing low pressure.
High pressure builds in for Saturday, keeping our weather brisk, cold and dry with a mainly sunny sky. Our next storm system moves through on Sunday, but it will be milder so it looks to be a mix changing to light rain and showers. Temperatures should be above freezing, so at this point roads look mainly wet.
We are still on track for an Arctic shot next week. Bitter cold pours in on Monday behind Sunday’s low pressure system. The core of the cold looks to be from Monday evening through Wednesday night with the coldest day setting up to be Tuesday when highs will be stuck in the single digits and teens with sub-zero wind chills! Yikes!
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