The following forecast is provided by Brianna Lord, in conjunction with the instructor, as part of lab work for the Introduction to Meteorology course:
Summary: There will be some scattered lake-effect snow flurries/showers overnight with only a few remaining flurries early Thursday morning. There may be a dusting in a few locations, but otherwise no accumulation is expected. Skies will clear quickly early on Thursday and we will finally get a decent amount of sunshine as surface high pressure builds in for Thursday. There may be a few flurries Thursday night as a weak cold front moves through. It will remain seasonably cold through the forecast period but temperatures will be a little below average on Friday following passage of the cold front. The cold front will stall just to our south so we will have considerable cloudiness cloudiness on Friday as well. In fact, a few snow showers could develop late Friday afternoon as the front makes its way back north as a warm front. The warm frontal passage will likely be accompanied by a period of snow showers/light snow from Friday night into Saturday but this will open the door for much milder weather for late in the weekend and into early next week.
Mostly cloudy. There is the good chance of scattered snow showers/snow flurries developing after midnight. There may be a dusting in a few locations but otherwise no accumulation. Probability of precipitation 50%.
Low temperatures in the mid 20s.
West-northwest winds at 5-10 mph.
There is the chance of a few, scattered early morning snow flurries. Skies should clear quickly and other than some thin, high clouds it will be mostly sunny as the high pressure system moves in.
It will be seasonably cold with high temperatures in the upper 30s in Pittsfield, upper 30s to low 40s in Adams, North Adams and Williamstown, low 40s in Great Barrington and Sheffield, and low to mid 30s in the elevated terrain and hilltowns, depending on elevation.
Westerly winds at 10-15 mph.
Clear during the evening. It will cloud up quickly with a good chance of scattered snow showers moving into North County around midnight as the cold front moves through. The band of scattered flurries/snow showers will move from north to south during the early morning hours. Probability of precipitation 50%. There may be a dusting in a few locations, otherwise no accumulation.
Low temperatures generally in the mid 20s, with low 20s over the elevated terrain.
Westerly winds at 5-10 mph in the evening will shift to northerly after midnight following the passage of the cold front.
There will be considerable mid and high-level clouds during the morning although they should be thin enough for the sun to shine through at times. It will become overcast during the afternoon. There is the chance of a late day snow shower. Probability of precipitation 30%. No accumulation is expected.
It will be a little colder with high temperatures in the low 30s in Pittsfield, low to mid 30s in Adams, North Adams and Williamstown, mid 30s in Great Barrington and Sheffield, and upper 20s to near 30 in the elevated terrain and hilltowns.
Northerly winds at 5-10 mph.