Wintry mix changing over to rain; slick spots possible on roads

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Drivers are urged to take it slow overnight as a wintry mix changes over to rain, leaving the possibility of slick spots on area roadways.

According to the Pinpoint Weather Team, a coating to 1 inch of snow is expected for much of the region, but northern Rhode Island could see up to 2 inches before the changeover to rain and sleet.

Roads are expected to become slick, especially in areas north and west of Providence.

Meteorologist T.J. Del Santo snapped this pic of snow in Scituate.
Meteorologist T.J. Del Santo snapped this pic of snow in Scituate.

The town of Smithfield is so far the only municipality to issue a parking ban, which will be in effect from 6 p.m. until further notice. Updates: Pinpoint Closing Network »

 

Know Before You Go: Latest 7 Day Forecast | Pinpoint Weather Blog | Live Pinpoint Doppler 12 Radar | Threat Tracker | JamCam Traffic | WPRI.com Flight Tracker | Closings & Delays | Download: Pinpoint Weather App | Download: Eyewitness News App | Sign Up: Weather Alerts

Rhode Island State Police Col. Stephen O’Donnell had a message for motorists Tuesday, saying to never underestimate the weather.

Tips for Driving in Snow or Ice »
Tips for Driving in Snow or Ice »

“We just ask people to slow down, leave work early,” he said. “If you can stay in stay in, and be courteous and be cautious.”

A handful of flights in and out of T.F. Green Airport are currently delayed. Check our WPRI.com Flight Tracker for updates.

Comments are closed.