Snow, Sleet and Wind On the Way
Another winter storm mixing snow, sleet and possibly freezing rain is headed our way.
Early Monday, the National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch from Tuesday morning through Wednesday afternoon for the potential for heavy snow Tuesday changing to sleet and freezing rain Tuesday evening into Tuesday night. They forecast total snow accumulations of 5 to 9 inches and ice accumulations of one to two-tenths of an inch possible.
Just for good measure, a Wind Advisory was also posted, from 4 P.M. Tuesday to 7 A.M. Wednesday for winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Strong winds may bring down large tree limbs and a few trees as well. Isolated power outages are possible.
The timing of this storm looks like our Tuesday afternoon drive home could be most affected, with snow continuing into the night. Once again, the wild card is whether warmer air aloft will cause sleet to mix in, which would keep snowfall totals down. Best to be ready for anything, keep your plans flexible, and as always, stay tuned.
Also, if you haven't heard: the Mark Patrick Seminars scheduled for Tuesday night at the Williams Inn have been canceled due to tomorrow's forecast. The sessions tonight in Pittsfield will be held as scheduled.