Welcome: Good morning. As with most potential major storms this winter, tomorrow night’s storm is expected to mix with sleet. However, the key question is, how far north does the warm air get? I expect at least some of us will have sleet. As a snow lover I hope for no sleet, this is because it cuts back on snow totals…
Alert: A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect, for both Berkshire County and Bennington County, until 9:00 AM today.
A Winter Storm Watch will go into effect, for Bennington County, starting 6:00 PM tomorrow and going until 7:00 PM Saturday.
Timing: Scattered snow will be possible tomorrow afternoon. Snow becomes widespread and heavy tomorrow night. At some point some sleet or rain could mix into the snow. We all end with a few snow showers Saturday night.
Snow: Widespread snow is likely. I expect 4 to 8 inches of snow for areas south of Pittsfield. For Pittsfield and north I expect 8 to 12 inches of snow. A few lucky spots could even receive 12 to 16 inches of snow. Snow amounts are highly dependent on how much sleet mixes in.
Sleet: Scattered sleet is possible. Sleet amounts are calculated into the total snow amounts.
Freezing Rain: Not expected.
Rain: Isolated rain is possible. Little to no rainfall expected.
Thunder: Not expected.
Peak Wind: (Tomorrow night and Saturday) 15 to 30 mph, with gusts to 50 mph. Coming from the East.
Low Temperatures During the Event: (Friday night) The upper 20s.
High Temperatures During the Event: (Saturday) The upper 30s.
Blowing/Drifting Snow: Not expected.
Snow Day Calculator: A few early releases are possible, but the storm will likely come to late. Pittsfield Public Schools already have a 1/2 day on Friday, but that has nothing to do with the storm.
Hazards Summary: Roads will be slippery and dangerous. Heavy snow and strong winds could cause tree damage and power outages.
Anything Else: I hope you all stay safe. Please comment and like. Thank you. Have an amazing day. I hope all goes your way. So let today be your very best day. Cheers everyone!