Tuesday storm update: 1 to 2 feet of snow possible

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(WPRI) – A major nor’easter will develop and head toward New England Monday night and Tuesday. Sunday and Monday will be quiet and the first snow flakes in Rhode Island and southeast Massachusetts will be Tuesday between 4 and 8AM.

Snow starts to fall heavily after 9AM, and that will continue through the afternoon, coinciding with very strong winds. Blizzard conditions are possible late morning and into the evening. Travel during the time of the evening commute could be extremely difficult in Rhode Island as strong winds and heavy snow could be falling. Visibility could be near zero and roads will be snow-covered.

Expect heavy snow into Tuesday evening, winding down around midnight into early Wednesday morning, but strong winds will continue and blowing and drifting of snow is likely.

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