Weather Alert Day: Snow & sleet will continue overnight

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(WWLP) – The 22News Storm Team declared a Weather Alert Day due to a wintry mix of weather continuing through Friday night and into Saturday afternoon.

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for Hampshire and Franklin County until 4:00 p.m. Saturday, while a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect in Hampden County until 11:00 a.m. Saturday and in Berkshire County until 5:00 p.m. Saturday.


Snow/Sleet Forecast Map


Precipitation type:

Areas north and west of the Pioneer Valley will be getting mainly snow, while southern and eastern areas will be getting more of a wintry mix.

  • Saturday morning through early afternoon: Wintry mix to wet snow through early afternoon.
  • Snow will be a stickier, wetter snow which will be heavier to lift, especially as it will be mixed with sleet and ice

Accumulation:

  • Snow and sleet accumulation will increase as you head north and west outside of the lower Pioneer Valley
  • Southeastern Hampshire & central/eastern Hampden counties will likely see the lowest snow/sleet amounts due to more rain mixing in
  • Northeast Berkshire County, western Hampshire and western & northern Franklin counties will likely see the most snow accumulation

Impacts:

  • Even Saturday morning travel may be tough in some areas as wet snow or mix continues.

Uncertainty:

This is a tricky storm due to milder temperatures involved. In other words, things can change quickly! Be prepared for wintry travel everywhere in western Massachusetts through Saturday morning.

  • HIGH uncertainty
  • Subtle changes in temperature at the ground or higher in the atmosphere will make a big difference in precipitation type and accumulation amounts
  • Large range in potential snow/sleet amounts
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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