Merry Christmas! After a lack of snow through most of December, we’re going to get a little burst of wintry weather… just as Santa makes his rounds tonight.
The National Weather Service has placed RI and most of SE MA under a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY from 10pm tonight until 10am on Christmas morning. The concern is that light snow and freezing rain will lead to slick conditions on untreated roadways and sidewalks.
The snow should begin near midnight and continue until about mid-day on Christmas. Towards the coast, temperatures will warm enough to see mainly rain, and and little to no accumulation is expected. Away from the coast a coating to an inch or 2″ of snow can be expected… with higher amounts further inland.
The active weather pattern continues into the end of the month, with 2 more storm systems in the line up this week. After a dry “day” on Wednesday, rain will move in Wednesday evening and night.. it may be cold enough for a brief period of a wintry mix before changing to a plain, soaking, raw rainfall through Thursday. By the weekend yet another storm is in the works. Right now, the timing looks to be Saturday evening through Sunday… with a wintry mix or rain.