Wicked Winds

The winds of change are blowing in, dragging in much colder air on gusts that run 40-50mph. With the strong wind gusts, comes a wind advisory that runs from 11am this morning to 7pm Monday evening. Winds today are west to southwest, eventually turning west to northwest by tomorrow. Temps this afternoon stick in the mid to upper 30s in the Worcester Hills to the low to mid 40s in the coastal plain. I don’t expect a lot of precipitation today, although an occasional rain/snow shower will roll through. The best chance for snow showers will be across Worcester County.

A few snow showers roll through this evening and overnight with the most frequent ones across the Worcester Hills, where minor accumulations are possible (C-1″). More substantial snow accumulations will continue across the Berkshires and VT, where at least 6″ on snow will pile up in the higher terrain.  In fact, if you’re travel plans take you west this afternoon/tonight, expect some snow to slow down the trip along the Mass pike, out in Berkshire County.

Monday is a chilly day with mostly cloudy skies, a gusty wind and highs struggling to crack 40.

Travel weather looks good Tuesday and Wednesday with highs in the 40s. Highs stay in the 40s Thanksgiving and black Friday, however a few showers may work back in. Overall, the pattern past Thanksgiving is a colder and stormier one for much of the nation as we head into December.

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