All-Time Record High Temperatures Expected in the Berkshires
What a difference a few days make, right?
Just a few days ago, we were talking about how "the experts" from Albany to Boston were predicting a variety of snowfall amounts for Saturday night's storm, and now we are talking about putting away the snow pants and busting out the shorts for a couple of days.
Tuesday could begin the streak of record-breaking temperatures as we could see it reach 60 degrees, which would tie the Feb. 20 record in Pittsfield from back in 1981.
Wednesday, according to multiple weather reports, is not a question of if it will break the record, but by how much.
Just last year, we broke the all-time mark with a 61 degree spring-like day for Feb. 21. This year, with morning clouds and afternoon sun, we may hit 70 degrees! It will be a nice change of pace, but, as New England weather seems to bring, it will not last long.
Thursday will give us a dose of reality, with temperatures back in the 30's and a wintry mix of goop to accompany it. It will warm up, slightly, over the weekend, but it looks like rain will stick around until the kids go back to school on Monday.
The moral of the story is, enjoy the warmth while we have it. If you happen to have a couple of days stored up, or if you suddenly have a case of the old sniffles, it wouldn't be a bad time to take advantage of that.