Berkshire County Forecast – Thursday, January 5

Posted at 4:30 pm

The forecast looks fairly similar to yesterday so I will give a quick update today and a more detailed weekend forecast tomorrow afternoon. It still looks like snow showers or light snow, associated with a coastal low developing and sliding by to our south and east, will be likely after midnight. Any accumulations should be on the order of a dusting to 1″. Any snow should end by morning as the low slides off the Southern New England coast and out to sea.

All of the models have the next low developing along the eastern edge of our upper-level trough hugging the coast more than previous runs, just as occurred with tonights storm. Right now the larger-scale global models, both the GFS (US) and ECMWF (European) models still have the low tracking far enough offshore to only give us a dusting to 1″, if anything, Saturday afternoon and night. However, the high resolution models running this afternoon are giving us on the order of 2 – 4″. We will have to see how things progress over the next 24 hours. I will give an update with my more detailed forecast tomorrow afternoon.

It still looks like below normal temperatures into Tuesday morning, with the coldest days being Sunday and Monday. More details to come tomorrow…..