CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The 22News Storm Team issued a Weather Alert for wintry weather for Friday night into Saturday. 

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for northern Berkshire County, Franklin, Hampshire, and western Hampden Counties from 7 p.m. Friday until 7 p.m. Saturday.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for southern Berkshire County and eastern Hampden County from 7 p.m. Friday until 7 p.m. Saturday.

It is likely that snow arrives after 6 p.m. on Friday and starts as snow for everyone. The snow will transition to a wintry mix of snow and sleet Friday night into the day on Saturday, especially for areas south of the Mass. Pike.

Snow Accumulation Map

The highest snowfall accumulation looks to be north and west of the Mass Pike, especially north of Route 2. There is still some uncertainty when it comes to how far north the mix line gets and that will have a big impact on snowfall totals so stay tuned!

The snow and wintry mix will gradually taper off Saturday afternoon and any snow will have trouble accumulating on paved surfaces late Saturday morning and afternoon with temperatures around or above freezing and the stronger March sun angle. Highs on Saturday will be in the mid-30s. Winds will pick up Saturday afternoon with gusts of 25 to 35+ mph possible.

The 22News Storm Team will update the timing and impacts of all the wintry weather headed our way.

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