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  • Rain arriving this morning; heavier rain, wind this afternoon

    Temperatures will be mild enough to keep today very rainy and not snowy. CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – After a dry start to the morning, rain is slowly pushing in from the west into the Berkshires and heading toward the Pioneer Valley. I expect increasing shower chances through the morning with steadier rain from midday through the afternoon. Grab the rain gear as you head out the door, even if it’s not raining over you when you leave the house. There may be a brief period before 8am where a few spots pick up a little bit of patchy freezing drizzle or freezing rain. After 8am temperatures should be above freezing so the risk for icy conditions goes away. Rainfall amounts will likely come close, if not exceed, 1 inch by the time the wet weather ends overnight tonight. There may be some minor street flooding in some of the heavier downpours this afternoon. The storm system bringing us the rain will also bring some gusty winds and mild air. Winds could gust over 40mph, especially in Berkshire County where a Wind Advisory is in effect until 5pm.


  • Wind Advisory.

    .WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM EST THIS EVENING. * LOCATION.WIND ADVISORY IS FOR MOST OF S. NEW ENGLAND * WINDS.WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH. * IMPACTS.STRONG WINDS MAY BRING DOWN A FEW TREE LIMBS & CAUSE  ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES. DRIVING CAN ALSO BE DIFFICULT.ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS. DRIVE CAREFULLY TONIGHT DUE TO POOR VISIBILITY. SLOW DOWN AND ALLOW EXTRA TRAVEL TIME. ON TUES BE PREPARED FOR STRONG WIND GUSTS WHICH CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT. SECURE ANY OUTDOOR HOLIDAY DECORATIONS TO PREVENT DAMAGE. A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BE 31 TO 39 MPH OR GUSTS WILL RANGE BETWEEN 46 & 57 MPH. WINDS THIS STRONG ARE CAPABLE OF DOWNING SMALL TREE LIMBS AND BRANCHES.POSSIBLY CAUSING ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES.  DRIVING CAN ALSO BE DIFFICULT.ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.