Good Saturday morning
Any leftover wet snow will switch to sleet an then all rain during the pre-dawn hours of Saturday. Rain and wind are likely Saturday morning. As cooler air settles back in
we will switch back over to light snow/rain showers by the afternoon, but no additional accumulations are expected.
A WIND ADVISORY is in effect along the south coast from 4am to 7pm Saturday. East winds will turn northeast, gusting 40-50 mph
Drier weather with clearing skies Saturday night, setting up for partly sunny skies on Sunday
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect now and through the pre-dawn hours including Providence County, Western Kent County, and northern Bristol County in MA. Towns/cities in the advisory include: Foster, Smithfield, Providence, Coventry and West Greenwich, Taunton and Attleboro.
Accumulations of 1″ to 3″ will be confined to northern RI, with the rest of the area seeing only a small accumulation that gets washed away as we change to rain from south to north. Wind will ramp up by Saturday morning with gusts 40-50mph expected along the coast.
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PRE-DAWN SATURDAY 3:00AM
A changeover to sleet and eventually rain is expected… first at the coast and then further inland.
By dawn a change to rain is expected all the way through northern RI.
THIS WEEKEND: Lingering Showers, Gusty Winds Saturday; Drier Sunday
By Saturday, temperatures reach the upper 30s to low 40s, so while rain and wet snow showers linger, no accumulations are expected.
WIND ADVISORY SATURDAY GUSTS 40-50 MPH
In addition to the precipitation, winds will ramp up by Saturday morning, too. A Wind Advisory is in effect along the coast with a High Wind Warning for the Cape. Gusts to 50 are possible at the RI coast Saturday morning and to 60 mph during the day Saturday on Cape Cod.
COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY SATURDAY MORNING
Those strong east and northeasterly gusts will push water along the shore with minor flooding possible during the Saturday morning high tide.
Skies gradually clear Saturday night, with lows falling into the 20s. Gusty winds will help to dry out the pavement, but a few icy spots are possible late. Sunday will be dry and cool with highs in the low 40s.