March has arrived and with the official start of spring just 15 days from today on March 20th. However, we will have to wait until next week before it really starts to feel like spring is on the way. It certainly won’t this weekend as it will feel more like January with a high in the mid-twenties and a wind chill around zero.

Next week we will feel a temperature increase from the upper 30s to the 40s and then by mid-week the Berkshires is expected to hit the mid-fifties. In the meantime dress warm this weekend and protect bare skin as frostbite can still set in no matter what month it is if its cold enough.

Here is the complete National Weather Service Forecast for the Berkshires…

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Today
Mostly sunny, with a high near 23. Breezy, with a west wind 20 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph.
Tonight
Scattered snow showers, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. Wind chill values as low as zero. Breezy, with a west wind 18 to 23 mph decreasing to 8 to 13 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 23. Wind chill values as low as zero. West wind 9 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 9. West wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 26. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 9.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 37.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 23
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 54.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Thursday
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

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