WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY Now until 7AM Tuesday for communities shaded in purple. We are not concerned about snow from this system, but rather a period of freezing drizzle overnight that could leave a light icy glaze on untreated surfaces.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW THRU 7AM
HOUR BY HOUR FORECAST
The precipitation stays spotty this evening with a wintry mix rain and freezing drizzle. Watch for slippery travel during overnight thru 4AM
The freezing drizzle, especially north and west of the Providence metro area is the primary concern. A “light” icy glaze is likely on any untreated surfaces, Any accumulation should be less than 0.10″, so the risk of tree limb and power line damage is NOT expected locally. However areas in central and western Massachusetts, northwest CT the ice accumulation will be more significant with possible outages
Temperatures will gradually warm overnight, with a transition to plain non freezing rain from south to north.
Sometimes this change can be a slow process, especially in higher elevation. Areas north and west of I-295 may stay with freezing rain for a while leading to a greater risk of icy roads before dawn.
TUESDAY MORNING 6AM: Widespread rain, heavy at times
Heavy rain and thunderstorms for Tuesday morning commute. The combination of lingering melting snow pack, frozen ground, and some clogged storm drains, there will be a lot of run-off, leading to street and poor drainage flooding. The rain tapers off by mid-day with dry skies and some peeks of sun developing in the afternoon and evening. It will also be much milder with highs in the 40s, and possibly even reaching the 50s for a time!
TUESDAY MORNING: Heavy rain with some street flooding
RAINFALL AMOUNTS TUESDAY MORNING: Up to 1 inch of soaking rain expected from 5am to 12pm
NEXT WINTER STORM RISK: Thursday into Friday Morning: Accumulating snow Thursday afternoon and night will change to sleet and rain later Thursday night into Friday morning. Several inches of snow possible before the change to sleet/ice and rain. Stay tuned for updates.