Weather Alert Day: Snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain expected

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CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – A 22News Storm Team Weather Alert Day is in effect through Wednesday morning. Snow, sleet, freezing rain, and rain will continue through the overnight hours.

Evening temperatures will be couple of degrees on either side of freezing. Areas south of the Mass Pike will mainly see sleet & rain. North of the Mass Pike it’ll be sleet and snow.

Plan on extra time for driving tonight, especially in Franklin, Berkshire, western Hampshire, and western Hampden County. With temperatures so close to freezing at the surface and in the lower and mid layers of the atmosphere over western Massachusetts, we expect a wide variety of weather overnight.

You can let us know what’s happening at your location by sending an email to reportit@wwlp.com.Advisories in place:

Winter Weather Advisory: Berkshire County until Wednesday 7 a.m.

Winter Weather Advisory: Western Hampden, Western Hampshire & Western Franklin Counties until Wednesday 7 a.m.Winter Weather Advisory: Eastern Hampden, Eastern Hampshire & Eastern Franklin Counties from 1 p.m. today until Wednesday 7 a.m.

Timing:

  • Tuesday night -Wednesday 7 a.m. : Widespread wintry mix
  • Wednesday After 7 a.m. : Snow/Rain Showers through late morning

Precipitation Type:

  • Mid-evening through Wednesday morning: Widespread Snow, sleet, rain and freezing rain mix
  • Rest of Wednesday: Isolated Rain/Snow/Sleet Shower

Accumulation:

  • Most snow in Franklin County (especially western Franklin County) & Northern Berkshire County
  • Least snow along and east of the Connecticut River Valley in Hampshire & Hampden Counties
  •  Light icing possible anywhere, especially outside of the lower Pioneer Valley. Remember, even light icing is enough to make untreated roads and sidewalks slippery. Isolated power outages are also possible.
  • Here’s our snowfall forecast map. 

Stay with 22News as we continue to track the forecast and make any final adjustments to projected snow or ice.

More Information:
– Local Forecast– Weather Text Alerts
– Temperatures– Weather Email Alerts
– Weather News– WWLP 22News Weather App
– Interactive Radar– Live Area Webcams

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