Good morning. The risk of accumulating snow has come to an end, but the combination of heavy, wet snow and gusty winds has led to some power outages overnight–especially in southern and western RI. You can take a look at outages here:
POWER OUTAGE INFO: Southern New England Active Power Outages Map & Database »
New this morning: The National Weather Service has issued a “Winter Weather Advisory” for NW RI, where temperatures are near/below freezing and lingering light snow and drizzle is making for some slippery road conditions. Use caution when traveling this morning.
We’ll continue to see cloudy skies, light rain and snow showers today and the potential for northerly gusts 30-40 mph. Temperatures are already above freezing for most of our area, and we’ll see highs in the upper 30s to near 40 today, allowing for some melting .
This was a storm of “have and have nots”. Western RI saw the highest accumulations. In fact, some spots picked up 1 foot of snow, while much of the Providence area, along with the East Bay and Southeastern MA saw much less–only a few inches of snow.
Here’s a look at what fell on Monday and Monday night:
- 8-12″ north and west of I-295 in Rhode Island into Massachusetts including Woonsocket, Burrillville, Foster, Glocester and West Greenwich
- 4-8″ from Cumberland to North Providence into South County
- 2-4″ along the East Bay of RI and Southeastern Massachusetts
The storm system is slow to depart, keeping us under cloudy skies tonight. Additional snow showers are possible, with a dusting of snow in some communities. Also, as temperatures fall below freezing late tonight, we’ll have to watch for any dampness on the roads to turn to black ice.
Wednesday will be another mostly cloudy day. Temperatures will be a little cooler, in the mid 30s, and an isolated snow shower will still be possible. We’ll finally get back to some sunshine on Thursday.