The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow, which is in effect from 3 AM to 4 PM EST Friday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.
Last updated at 9:52 p.m. on Thursday.
.WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 4 PM EST FRIDAY... * LOCATIONS...Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts. This includes the cities and towns of Taunton, Brockton, Plymouth, Fall River, New Bedford, Mattapoisett, Foster, Smithfield, Providence, Coventry, West Greenwich, East Greenwich, Warwick, West Warwick, Bristol, Narragansett, Westerly, and Newport. * HAZARD TYPES...Heavy snow. * ACCUMULATIONS...Snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches. There will be a sharp cutoff to the snowfall from south to north over a very short distance. In addition the storm`s snow bands will be very narrow resulting in a fairly large snowfall range. * TIMING...Snow will develop after 4 AM, becoming heavy at times during the morning and into midday Friday. Snowfall rates up to an inch per hour will be possible at times, especially from Providence, Taunton and Plymouth south. The snow will taper off around mid afternoon Friday. * IMPACTS...Snow covered roads will make for hazardous travel conditions. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning is issued when an average snowfall of 6 inches or more is expected within a 12 hour period, or for 8 inches or more in a 24 hour period. Travel will be slow at best on well treated surfaces, and quite difficult on untreated surfaces. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
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