The official end of Winter is still 10 days out, but warmer temperatures blessing The Berkshires have residents catching Spring Fever.

Spring 2021 officially kicks off Sunday, March 10 but this week's temperatures are giving us a welcomed preview. According to forecasts, above-average temperatures and sunshine for midweek will help the county shake off winter and should make a huge dent in what's left of the snowpack throughout the area.

After weeks of frigid temperatures and recent high winds over the past two weeks, the break in the weather will be welcomed by most.

According to The Weather Channel the usual range this week is 20 to 40 degrees, but daytime highs this week will run 10 to 20 degrees higher than that.

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This Week:  

Tuesday, March 9: Abundant sunshine and a high of 52

Wednesday, March 10: Full sunshine and a high of 53

Thursday, March 11: Mostly sunny and a high of 65

Friday, March 12: A mix of sun and clouds with a slight chance of a rain shower, a high of 61

Saturday, March 13: Abundant sunshine and a high of 43

Sunday, March 14: Mostly sunny and a high around 44

The typical average high for Berkshire County in March is 43. Last year's March temperature average was 6 degrees above the norm. On March 9, 2020, exactly one year ago today, Berkshire County saw a high of 70! Although it was short-lived, it does give us hope we could see that again this year.

Before we get ahead of ourselves, it's important to remember that April is right around the corner and we usually see one or two notable snowfalls. April in The Berkshires carries an average snowfall of 2.4 inches. The last time Berkshire County made it through an April without a significant snowfall was in 2012, so hopefully, we'll have the same luck for 2021.

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