Hazardous Weather Outlook for the Berkshires
Berkshire County is preparing for another round of snow and likely some sleet, as forecasters say another winter storm is making its way here. The National Weather Service in Albany, New York is calling for a mixed bag of precipitation over the next couple of days.
They say that we could see snow at times, accumulating 1 to 3 inches initially and roads will be slippery. Temperatures during the day today are expected to remain just below freezing. Look for more snow and ice tonight with another 2 to 4 inches of accumulations. Again, untreated surfaces will be slippery. Tomorrow we will see periods of snow, sleet, and freezing rain. Look for storm total snowfall at around 3 to 6 inches.
A winter weather advisory is in effect for the Berkshire from 7pm this evening until 1pm Tuesday. The storm area also covers Litchfield County in northwestern Connecticut, eastern Catskills, mid-Hudson Valley, southern and central Taconics in eastern New York.
The hazardous road conditions are expected to impact the Tuesday morning commute, and we could also see isolated power outages and tree damage may be due to the icing. Forecasters are advising drivers to slow down and use caution while traveling.
For continuous weather information, you can listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the internet for more information on the hazardous conditions.
Weather spotters are encouraged to report winter precipitation amounts to the National Weather Service in Albany New York while following local, state and CDC guidelines.