A wind advisory is in effect from 5 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday with wind gusts that could hit 45 mph. Isolated power outages are also possible.
Rhode Island officials have launched a new website with winter driving tips, statistics and links to travel planning resources.
Eyewitness News speaks with WIVB Meteorologist Todd Santos about the monster snowfall.
But even as it strained roofs and stalled daily life, the snow wasn’t the only worry. Forecasters warned a rapid weekend warmup and rain could turn all that snow into floods.
With 4 feet of snow having fallen at Ralph Wilson Stadium over the past two days, the Bills are racing the clock and Mother Nature to have the facility cleared in time to host the New York Jets on Sunday.
Charleen Arruda of Freetown in Thursday’s Pic of the Day winner.
The Blizzard of ’78 dropped 38 inches of snow in Woonsocket, more than two feet less than what has fallen in New York.
Sixty-five inches – nearly five and a half feet – has fallen in the Buffalo area during the past few days, and a lot more is expected to come.
Even hardened Buffalo residents were caught off-guard by the November snowfall – measuring six feet in some areas.
Rick O’Brien of West Warwick is Wednesday’s Pic of the Day winner. This shot was taken at the Temple of Music in Roger Williams Park.
Ron Cece of Providence won Tuesday’s Pic of the Day with this shot.
Crews spent the day clearing storm drains in anticipation of the possible flooding, especially in the more problematic areas such as Purchase Street in New Bedford.
Heavier downpours will move into the area later in the day, causing some localized street flooding. The wind is also expected to pick up and isolated thunderstorms are possible.
Chandler Winchester of Warwick won Monday’s Pic of the Day with this shot.
A Wind Advisory is in effect from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. for all of Rhode Island, Northern Bristol County, and Western Plymouth County, while a High Wind Warning is in effect for Southern Bristol County. Wind damage and isolated power outages are possible.
The morning commute could be slow with wet snow. Minor accumulations are expected on grassy surfaces and cars, but will not exceed 1 inch in most of Southern New England.