Coastal Storm Friday

Our weather pattern is about to change in a big way. The area of high pressure that has kept us sunny, dry and cold is moving out tonight. We have another cold morning ahead Thursday with lows near 25. An approaching storm system from the Mid-Atlantic will bring increasing cloudiness Thursday with rain developing Thursday night. Milder air in place will keep the precipitation as rain Overnight and through the day Friday. As the storm system becomes a coastal storm, winds will increase on Friday and we will see periods of wind-driven rain. Wind gusts up to 35 mph are possible Friday. Rain and patchy fog continue into Friday night. As the storm departs early Saturday morning, we could see it finish up as a quick burst of non-accumulating snow. Outside our corner of southern New England, this will be a heavy and wet snow event and accumulations could mount up to 6″ in the Berkshires in Massachusetts and 8″ in southern Vermont. After the storm, we will clear Saturday and the sunshine and dry conditions stay through midweek. Temperatures will continue a colder than average trend Sunday into next week.

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