Saturday December 29, 2012

Another, but smaller, storm system is expected to dump at least another 2 inches onto an already snow-covered Berkshire County throughout today.

The Nor’easter-type storm system will produce the heaviest snowfall in the Berkshires through the early afternoon and continue into the evening, according to Ian Lee, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Albany, N.Y.

"It won’t be as bad as it was with the previous storm system, but there will probably be reduced visibility," he said. "It looks like you could easily see 2 to 3 inches."

Higher-terrain areas will see the most accumulation of snow, whereas lower areas like the Housatonic River valley near the Connecticut border will see the lowest, according to NWS meteorologist Steve DiRienzo.

The storm system is a little more off the coast than the one that dumped between about 6 and 12 inches on the area Wednesday and Thursday. Snowfall should taper off by early Sunday.

"We may see some lingering snow showers, but the brunt of the storm will be well of the coast by then," Lee said.

Temperatures will linger around the upper 20s and low 30s before dropping to the upper teens overnight, Lee said. This storm system’s forecast is only calling for snow and no ice, he said.

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