(WWLP) – The first snow of fall is on the way to western Massachusetts before we’ve even ended October.
Overnight, we’ll start to see the changeover from rain to wet snow. This changeover will start over our highest hills to the north and then gradually spread to the hills to the south. The hills should be all snow by 5am. Any rain/snow will change to all snow in the valley from north to south, 5am-8am.
The heaviest snow and majority of accumulation occurs from 5AM-10AM. Even the lower Pioneer Valley (Springfield, Holyoke, Chicopee, West Springfield, Westfield) will see some snow.
The snow will end from northwest to southeast 12-3pm.
The highest snowfall amounts will be over hilly areas, especially our highest hills northwest of the lower Pioneer Valley. It’ll be a wet and sticky snow, which may lead to isolated power outages.
Some roads may be snow-covered, but generally only in the areas that get the highest snowfall amounts. Where snow is lightest we’ll have mainly wet roads.
We’ll continue to track any adjustments to the forecast and snowfall amounts on 22News.