Strong Winds and Rain Moving In

No major changes on the thinking of the track and impacts from the strong nor’easter making it’s way into New England waters…. strong winds have already begun arriving this morning… and rain will overspread RI and SE MA between 9am-12pm.

Some of the latest data I’ve been analyzing this morning shows the strongest winds (gusts 45-60mph) along the south coast and especially the Cape.

RPM Model at 2pm Today

The red colors along the coast and Cape represent winds of 45-55mph with lighter winds as you travel inland.  As of 8am this morning, we had already heard of wind knocking down a tree near Acushnet Ave and Beetle St. in New Bedford.  It’s that kind of isolated wind damage today that could lead to a few power outages.  from

Our computer models are still showing the potential for some wintry weather in inland parts of southern New England, including areas north and west of Providence.  Here’s a look at brand new model data this morning, with the rain/snow line slicing through northwestern RI.

RPM Model Precipitation Type at 4pm Today

The National Weather Service put northwest Providence County–including Smithfield, Foster, Burrillville–under a Winter Weather Advisory from 2pm until 1am– Due to some small accumulations/travel impacts in that area.  Here’s what I’m thinking for snowfall accumulations–they’ll be minor and confined to mainly non-paved surfaces like car tops and grass.

Snow Accums

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