WEATHER UPDATE: Present Road Conditions in Western Massachusetts

As of the current update, the road conditions in western Massachusetts indicate wet roads with some sleet adhering to the ground. The temperature hovers around 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Although earlier in the week, the region experienced colder weather with temperatures in the single digits, the current conditions suggest a slightly milder climate.

Looking ahead to Wednesday, the forecast anticipates additional precipitation in the form of snow, sleet, and freezing rain. While it’s not as frigid as earlier in the week, it’s advisable to dress warmly, given the winter weather.

For commuters planning to venture out on Wednesday morning, it’s crucial to allocate sufficient time to clear any snow or ice accumulation from their vehicles. The road surfaces may be slippery, so cautious driving is recommended.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Franklin, Berkshire, and western Hampden counties until 10 p.m. on Wednesday. In eastern Hampden and eastern Hampshire counties, the advisory extends until 1 p.m. It underscores the need for residents in these areas to stay informed about the weather conditions and exercise caution while traveling. As weather situations can evolve, individuals are encouraged to stay updated on the latest advisories and take appropriate measures to ensure their safety on the roads.