We May Have Our First Nor’Easter This Weekend
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING
THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...
* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations 6 or more
inches possible. Wind gusts up to around 35 mph possible
Saturday afternoon and evening.
* WHERE...In Vermont, Bennington and Windham counties. In
Massachusetts, Berkshire County.
* WHEN...Saturday and Saturday Night.
* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult due to low visibility
and snow covered roadways.
A winter storm is already setting up to take aim at the region for the first weekend of the month and it could potentially evolve into the season's first nor'easter.
AccuWeather Chief Broadcast Meteorologist Bernie Rayno said on Thursday, a day after highlighting the potential for mischief and mayhem to take place with the developing storm.
"It looks like as we go forward we are going to see a strengthening storm coming up the Eastern Seaboard, but the forecasting dilemma, and it always is, is the exact track of the storm,"
The exact track of the storm will determine whether or not this storm will become the season's first nor'easter. A nor'easter is any large storm that brings northeasterly winds along the Atlantic coast of North America, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
Tonight A chance of rain showers before 1am, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Saturday Rain and snow likely, becoming all snow after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 38. North wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 11 to 16 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Saturday Night chance of snow, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Northwest wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
SundayMostly sunny, with a high near 31. Northwest wind around 14 mph.
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