Weather Alert: Spotty Freezing Drizzle in NW RI Could Make for Slick AM Commute


A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect this morning for northwest Rhode Island. A little freezing rain is possible and that means there could be some icy spots; so use caution if your travel plans take you in this direction on Monday.

A Wind advisory is in effect Monday for Block Island. It will be a windy day for all of our area, even though most of us are not currently under a Wind Advisory. Northeast to northerly winds could gust as high as 50mph on Block Island Monday.

While the bulk of the rain arrives through the morning, and there could be some light freezing rain showers as well. Some slick surfaces are possible early Monday.

That rain will continue off and on through Monday, especially during the Monday morning commute, but by noon, we’re looking at a plain, chilly rain across the area.

While it may not be raining the entire day, a few showers will likely continue into Monday evening with the potential of some lingering showers into early Tuesday morning.

As far as the winds, they’ll be blustery through the day, with gusts from the northeast up to 45 mph at the coast and up to 35mph inland.

Persistent east and northeast winds will create large waves up and down the east coast Sunday and Monday. Expect waves of 5-10 feet along ocean-facing coastlines on Monday.

-Meteorologists T.J. Del Santo and Michelle Muscatello

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