From Chief Meteorologist Tony Petrarca
While this next Nor’easter will not be as intense as last one (in terms of wind). it will still bring the risk of some power outages along with strong wind gusts, snow and rain. Weather will stay dry Tonight. The Wednesday morning commute should be OK with nothing more than some light scattered rain and snow showers. The evening commute will feature slower travel and heavier precipitation and wind. The best chances for wet accumulating snow looks to fall north and west of the I-95 corridor. Infact the higher elevations of far northwest Rhode Island (Foster, Burrillville, Pascoag, North Scituate) will see the better chances of snow.
Winter Storm Warning (Pink) in effect for “northwest” Rhode Island and over the border in Connecticut and Northern Mass. Areas in purple have a “Winter Weather Advisory” for slightly lower snow totals. Snow not expected to be a big factor across lower southeastern Mass.
SNOW ACCUMULATION FORECAST: Highest amounts., ranging from roughly 4-7 inches, will be confined to areas “along and north and west of I-295”. Areas in light blue will see amounts of 1-3 inches . The rest of the area is an inch or less.
FLOOD WATCH: Rain will be heavy at times and with rivers already swollen, river and street flooding is possible. 1-2 inches of rain expected
Watching all rivers and streams for possible flooding
HIGH WIND ADVISORY (Gusts 45-50 mph) in effect for southern Rhode Island and interior southeast Massachusetts. A HIGH WIND WARNING (gusts 50-60mph) in effect for east coastal Massachusetts and the Cape and Islands