A wintry mix of rain, snow, sleet and freezing rain has been moving through southern New England overnight. Most spots have seen a quick change to rain, with little to no accumulation. In northern RI–including Woonsocket, Cumberland, Burrillville, Foster and Glocester a mix of freezing rain and rain continues. Those areas remain under a “Winter Weather Advisory” until 9AM. Watch for a few slick spots.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY (purple) in effect for areas north and west of Providence now thru early Thursday morning
SNOW AMOUNTS DURING “PRE-DAWN HOURS” (1AM TO 4AM) OF THURSDAY
As expected, any overnight snow and sleet has had a tough time sticking on the roads. The recent warm stretch has pavement temperatures above freezing. In addition, Any slush accumulated on grass, etc overnight will get washed away through the morning by rain.
Widespread rain is expected through Thursday morning. Some heavier downpours are likely at times. This could lead to localized street and poor drainage flooding.
By the afternoon, steadier rain will taper to scattered showers. About 1/2″ of rain is expected by the time it tapers off late day/evening. Temperatures will once again be in the 40s.
We’ll get a shot of cold air that will bring temperatures down below normal for Friday and Saturday. With gusty winds, it will make for a frigid feel Friday night and Saturday morning.
As we’ve experienced so much this winter, the cold air doesn’t last long. Temperatures will be back above normal by Sunday and on Presidents’ Day. It looks like a storm-free weekend, too.