Storm To Bring Variety Of Weather Hazards Tuesday

 

Good Morning form chief meteorologist Tony Petrarca…

Storm is still a “GO” for a variety of high impact weather from early Tuesday morning thru mid afternoon. Drier weather settles in Tuesday evening but remaining very windy. At this early hour we continue to watch low pressure forming rapidly off the Carolina coast, If storm track is closer to our coast, the transition to sleet and rain south of Providence will be more significant…a track further offshore would be a snowier scenario.

LATEST SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS EXPANDING AND INTENSIFYING STORM

SNOW ARRIVES PRE-DAWN HOURS, QUICKLY BECOMES HEAVY AFTER 8AM

BLIZZARD WARNING NORTHWEST OF PROVIDENCE

WINTER STORM WARNING (6-12 inches snow) MOST OF OUR  AREA

HIGH WIND WARNING ALONG COAST…

All areas will experience strong wind gusts, but the highest values will be found near the coast. With this in mind,  power outages are possible later Today with the combination of heavy precipitation and winds

INLAND WINDS STILL STRONG TOO…gusting 35-45 mph Providence Metro area

MAJOR TRAVEL PROBLEMS BY  MID-LATE MORNING….despite snow starting off light during the pre-dawn hours it will become very heavy after 8 or 9am. Near “white out conditions” for 2-5 hours in some areas

HIGH POTENTIAL OF “THUNDER-SNOW” FROM 9AM THRU 2PM

WIND AND MIXED PRECIPITATION EXPECTED TUESDAY AFTERNOON

AREAS NORTHWEST OF PROVIDENCE WILL STAY MAINLY SNOW

EXPECTED SNOWFALL BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON…(this continues to be our forecast)

…..HOWEVER,  IF TRANSITION TO SLEET AND RAIN IS SOONER, TOTALS WILL BE REDUCED SOME (see map below)

Stay tuned to Eyewitness Today for more information.

Chief meteorologist Tony Petrarca…12:40am

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