Two winter storms will move through western Massachusetts over the course of three days.
The first winter storm is a quick moving one and will only provide a light accumulating snow to western Massachusetts Friday morning.
Plan on light snow arriving near or just after midnight tonight and through Friday morning. The commute on Friday will have light snow and possibly slippery travel with flakes coming to an end by noon tomorrow.
Our bigger storm comes this weekend.
A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for all of western Massachusetts from Saturday at 4PM until Sunday at 7PM.
A Winter Storm Watch is issued when there is the potential for 6 inches or more of snow plus significant icing.
WEEKEND STORM TIMELINE:
- Saturday 5PM-9PM: Flurries and snow showers gradually begin
- Saturday 9PM-Sunday 7AM: Heavy snow. This is when the majority of snow falls for the lower Pioneer Valley.
- Sunday 7AM-7PM: Snow turns to sleet and freezing rain before ending as snow. Precipitation stays as mainly snow with some sleet north/west of the lower Pioneer Valley.
For many of us this storm will be a wintry mix. Areas that don’t mix see much mix will be the areas that get the heaviest snow. See picture below.
Stay with the 22News Storm Team as we continue to track this storm as even some minor adjustments to the track could have a big impact on snow/sleet accumulation and icing totals.