Colder air pushes into region, snow expected Sunday evening

Aaron Brown
December 25, 2017

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect 7am-10pm on Christmas Eve.

After some freezing rain, the 22News Storm Team is now tracking a winter storm that looks to bring us snow for Christmas. Use extra caution while traveling as roads may become slick.

The northern edges of Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Worcester, and Middlesex counties may see as much as 6 to 8 inches of snow, while 3 to 6 inches are expected for other areas north and west of I-95, MEMA said.

The forecast suggests the area will see more outages Sunday night into Monday, especially over Cape Cod and the islands, where wind gusts could reach 65 miles per hour during the storm, according to statement from MEMA.

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Heavy snow and blowing snow is possible, with winds gusting as high as 40 miles per hour. Once the cold air moves in, lake effect snow develops for Northern Oneida into the Tug Hill.

By 10pm, the disturbance is moving out of IN and snow tapers off. Winds gusting as high as 45 miles per hour will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow. The low will be around 2, with wind chill values as low as minus 20 and west wind 17 to 26 miles per hour.

After the snow this morning, we are looking at quiet conditions with lows in the mid 20s.

Christmas Eve Day will start off dry with a blend of sunshine and clouds. It will be bitterly cold, so cover up any exposed skin if you are headed outdoors. It will get decidedly colder Monday evening, with high temperatures remaining stuck in the teens for several days. This will cause snow covered roads and limited visibility on many area roadways.

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