(WWLP) – A quick-hitting winter storm will bring accumulating snow to all of western Massachusetts late Saturday afternoon through Saturday night.
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for central & eastern Hampden County from 2 p.m. Saturday through 4 a.m. Sunday.
A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Hampshire, Franklin, & western Hampden County, from 2 pm Saturday through 7 am Sunday. Berkshire county from 1 p.m. Saturday through 7 a.m. Sunday.
Here’s what we’re expecting:
- Saturday Morning: Dry and Becoming Cloudy
- Saturday 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Snow arriving from west to east
- Saturday 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.: Heaviest snow, majority of accumulation with snowfall rates occasionally reaching 1″/hour
- Saturday 11 p.m. – Sunday 3 a.m.: Snow showers wrapping up, some sleet, rain or freezing drizzle could mix in
- Sunday: Windy with some flurries/sprinkles. Melting with highs in the upper 30s.
Snow Accumulation & Precipitation Type
- Mostly snow with this storm
- Some rain could mix in with snow as storm ends overnight
- 3-5″ of snow in the lower Pioneer Valley with 4-8″ of snow north & west
- Snow is generally light and fluffy, but may end a little sticky as temperatures warm
- Best day to clear the snow is Sunday before temperatures get very cold next week and snow hardens up
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