Berkshire County Forecast (update) – Saturday, February 16

It still looks like Berkshire County will be on the western edge of the precipitation shield from tonight’s coastal storm. I would put the probability of light snow at 30% for northwest portions of the county up to 50% for southeast portions. Accumulations, if any occur, should only be a dusting for most of the county with up to one inch in the elevated terrain to the east, particularly southeast (e.g. Otis and Becket). It still looks like a significant snowstorm for southeastern New England. It will turn windy and cold here on Sunday, with mostly cloudy skies and some scattered snow flurries and snow showers in the afternoon. Monday (President’s Day), if you are lucky enough to have the day off, will have mostly sunny skies as surface high pressure begins to build in from Canada. It will still be fairly windy, although winds may diminish somewhat in the afternoon. It will be “warmer” than Sunday, with temperatures in the 20s. The sun will add warmth (the sun is getting quite high in the sky as we move through mid February) but the wind (wind chill) will take it away…..