Cruising Along in a White Wonderland
Do you enjoy the snow? It's fun for playing in, but what about driving in another foot of it this week?
You guessed it! The National Weather Service is forecasting another snowstorm later this week that will deposit 8-12 inches of some heavy white stuff in town.
“Another nor’easter taking aim at southern New England” is how the weather service puts it.
A winter storm watch for all of Massachusetts except for Berkshire County will be in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning. Snowfall is predicted to be heavy and may cause hazardous traveling conditions.
The NWS suggests monitoring forecasts for updates and be prepared to modify travel plans if need be.
But before Wednesday evening arrives, there’s still the snow from this morning to contend with.
The snow – about 1-3 inches – may create some slick spots out on the roads, so motorists are urged to use caution and plan a little extra time for their trip. The snow should taper off later this morning, according to the NWS.
The reprieve lasts until Wednesday night – the NWS predicts snow will start falling after 5 p.m. amid winds gusting up to 32 mph. The snow will continue until noontime on Thursday.
There is also a chance of snow showers on Saturday.
It’s definitely pothole season
More than four feet of snow in a month, lots of plowing and bouts of icy cold weather mixed in make a perfect recipe for potholes. If you see any craters in town, shout them out here. We can do our best to map all the locations in town for fellow motorists to be wary of while the Department of Public Works gets busy fixing the holes.