Right now, we are expecting a plowable snow for Southern New England. The highest amounts could be concentrated in RI and parts of Bristol County, MA. Here’s the timeline:
- First flakes by early afternoon
- Snow becomes steadier and heavier through the late afternoon and especially during the evening.
- Snow ends early Sunday morning
The impacts could be many. Travel will become difficult in the evening as visibilities will be occasionally dropping in periods of moderate to heavy snow. Roads could become quickly snow covered in the evening, and the roads could become dangerous…especially untreated roadways.
How much should you expect? Generally 3-6″ is expected across the area…maybe a little less near the coast where rain and some sleet could mix in…1-3″ there. What we will have to watch out for is the development of a coastal front where cold air bumps up against milder ocean air. This could enhance snow fall in inland areas…northern RI and inland Bristol/Norfolk Counties in Massachusetts.
Here’s my latest thinking…..
These numbers are highly track dependent. We will be monitoring the track of the storm closely. More info will be pouring into the weather center after 9pm…be sure to check back for updates!
-T.J. Del Santo