A Winter Storm Watch from the National Weather Service in Taunton remains in effect for all of Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts from Sunday afternoon at 5 p.m. until 8 a.m. on Monday Morning.

UPDATE: Winter Storm Watch has been changed to a Winter Storm Warning.

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
352 AM EDT SUN MAR 20 2016

MAZ013-015>021-RIZ001>007-201600-
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WESTERN NORFOLK MA-SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-
NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-
SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-
SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-EASTERN KENT RI-
BRISTOL RI-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...BOSTON...QUINCY...
TAUNTON...BROCKTON...PLYMOUTH...FALL RIVER...NEW BEDFORD...
MATTAPOISETT...FOSTER...SMITHFIELD...PROVIDENCE...
WEST GREENWICH...WARWICK...BRISTOL...NARRAGANSETT...WESTERLY...
NEWPORT
352 AM EDT SUN MAR 20 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 AM
EDT MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 AM EDT
MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS...SOUTHEAST MASSACH-- USETTS AS WELL AS RHODE ISLAND.
  THIS INCLUDES THE BOSTON AND PROVIDENCE METROPOLITAN AREAS.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY WET SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 5 TO 10 INCHES. THE HIGHER
  OF THOSE AMOUNTS ARE MOST LIKELY SOUTHEAST OF A BOSTON TO
  PROVIDENCE LINE.

* TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO OVERSPREAD THE REGION BETWEEN 6 AND
  10 PM THIS EVENING. THE SNOW WILL FALL HEAVY AT TIMES DURING
  THE OVERNIGHT HOURS AND PROBABLY PERSIST INTO AT LEAST THE FIRST
  PART OF THE MONDAY MORNING RUSH HOUR BEFORE COMING TO AN END BY
  AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE ON ROADWAYS MAKING FOR HAZARDOUS
  TRAVEL TONIGHT AND MAY STILL BE FALLING HEAVILY DURING THE START
  OF THE MONDAY MORNING RUSH HOUR. IN ADDITION...THIS WILL ALSO
  BE A WET SNOW...PARTICULARLY TO THE SOUTHEAST OF A BOSTON TO
  PROVIDENCE LINE. THE RESULT MAY BE SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES AND
  DOWNED TREE LIMBS.

* WINDS...NORTH 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 30S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN AN AVERAGE OF 6 OR MORE
INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED IN A 12 HOUR PERIOD...OR FOR 8 OR MORE
INCHES IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD. TRAVEL WILL BE SLOW AT BEST ON WELL
TREATED SURFACES...AND QUITE DIFFICULT ON ANY UNPLOWED OR
UNTREATED SURFACES.

What’sUpNewp will continue to monitor this winter storm and will keep you updated.

Ryan M. Belmore

Ryan M. Belmore is the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and serves on the Board of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and Lucy's Hearth. Send questions, tips, and story ideas to Ryan@whatsupnewp.com.