Tuesday storm to bring snow, ice and rain

A different storm system will be moving into New Jersey overnight Monday into Tuesday morning, bringing rain to most of the region but pockets of freezing rain to parts of Passaic, Sussex and Warren counties. Many in the lower valley will see a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain, but farther north into Franklin County and the hill towns and Berkshires will see a period of snow and sleet-which is where most of the accumulation is expected.

More snow is expected in Bellingham and around Whatcom County.

Temperatures will be in the upper 20s to lower 30s.

On the South Fork, temperatures are warming up, though rain is expected to fall over the next two days.

It will not be until late Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning that everyone in western MA has turned over to plain rain, but we expect the changeover to plain rain to happen in the lower Pioneer Valley early Tuesday afternoon. If the storm arrives later Wednesday night or after midnight, when a surge of cold air will be flowing down from Canada, more snow will likely fall.

The mountains will get between 2 and 5 inches of snow Friday in the higher elevations.

It will be mostly sunny on the weekend, with a high of 58 degrees Saturday and 57 on Sunday, NWS forecasters predict. Calm wind. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

  • Delores Daniels