BOSTON (CBS) — Right on cue, after our WBZ Winter Weather Special aired Friday night, we will see the first snowflakes of the season.
Expecting heavy snow in higher elevations in western MA into VT & northern NH. The ski resorts in Vermont will especially hit a jackpot with several inches of snow Sunday through Monday.
The drizzle overnight changes to scattered rain by 5am Sunday as the low pressure center passes over and along the Mass Pike. Behind it, colder air and snow for the Berkshires.
The low tracks northeast and by noon Sunday, a wintry mix will fall across southern New England. Light snow showers in Worcester County & across the Worcester Hills. Heavy snow showers in the Berkshires and Green Mountains.
7pm Sunday, our temps fall to the mid to upper 30s (some low 40s along the coast) and the wind cranks up. Scattered snow showers continue in the Worcester Hills, Green, and spread into the White Mountains.
As we head into Monday, there may be some slick spots on the roads from the overnight snow in central and western Mass. Partly cloudy skies are expected Monday afternoon with flurries here and there.
Sunday through Monday expecting a decent amount of snow for the Vermont and northern New Hampshire ski areas! 6-10”+ jackpot in northern VT, 3-6” widespread in the Green Mountains, 1-3” for the Berkshires. Scattered coatings across the Worcester Hills. Elevation will play a big role in snow totals…so any place at 1,000 ft or higher will at least see some accumulation in southern & western New England. It doesn’t look like we will see accumulation across Boston, or southeastern Mass with this storm. But a few flakes will fall.
Winter Storm Warning:
Travel conditions will be dangerous Sunday night into Monday in the Green Mountains and northern Berkshire County. Snowfall rates could reach 1” per hour, and visibility near zero.
Winter Weather Advisory:
An advisory has been issued from 2am to 10am Sunday for western Franklin and western Hampshire counties.
South Coast, Cape Cod, and the islands are under a wind advisory 6pm Sunday to 8am Monday. Wind gusts could reach 50 mph. That means some power outages may occur and even some tree damage or branches may fall.
The morning looks dry for Thanksgiving travel. An area of low pressure may give us a chance for scattered rain or even a wintry mix by evening. Temperatures will stay chilly with highs in the mid 40s.