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Heavy rain in Berks might give way to freezing rain

Berks County has the good fortune of not being in the thick of the sprawling storm system that is creating snowfall from New Mexico to Maine, but a winter weather advisory has been issued for Berks for the potential for freezing rain as the system slides by.

Berks is on the eastern edge of the National Weather Service advisory, which runs from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and reads, in part:

“Freezing rain with total ice accumulations up to around a tenth of an inch are expected. Be prepared for slippery conditions on area roads and walkways. Postpone travel if possible.

“The freezing rain is forecast to transition to sleet and snow before ending late on Friday afternoon. Little snow accumulation is expected.”

Until then, rain is expected to continue, with up to an inch falling Thursday, making it likely the wettest day of the year. The temperature should reach the mid-40s today with a mild overnight and mild conditions Friday morning, according to AccuWeather.

The transition back to winter temperatures comes later Friday with clearing skies and a northwest wind pushing away the clouds and a low of about 20 degrees by Saturday morning, AccuWeather said.

Sunny skies are expected Saturday with a high in the upper 20s and a low in the midteens by Sunday daybreak. Expect similar conditions Sunday but a little warmer with a high in the mid-30s and a cold overnight, according to AccuWeather.

The expansive storm system has caused the weather service to issue warnings from Albuquerque, N.M., to Caribou, Maine. That’s a distance of about 2,500 miles.


Source: Berkshire mont

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