Berkshire County is under a High Wind Warning from the National Weather Service. The warning is in effect from 6 p.m. this evening until 1 p.m. Friday. The weather service is calling for southeast winds 20 to 30 miles per hour with gusts up to 60. Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines, and scattered-to-widespread power outages are expected. There are High Wind Advisories in effect throughout other parts of western Mass. In addition, there is there is a flood watch in effect for the area as well. We could see somewhere in the neighborhood of 2 inches or more of rain and winds with gusts of up to 60 miles per hour. That could provide substantial opportunity for power outages in the area. The weekend will be primarily dry but also colder with temperatures on Saturday in the 30s. The possibility of flooding extends from the New York line all the way through central Mass.
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