The National Weather Service has issued a National Weather Service for our area, it is effective from 7 a.m. on Sunday to 7 a.m. on Monday.

The current advisory forecasts that Newport could see 1 – 4″ of snow throughout this period..

Today’s forecast is calling for a slight chance of snow before noon, then rain and snow after 1pm. High near 36. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.  Rain and snow is expected before 4 a.m. on Monday, then a chance of snow. Low around 33.

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow…sleet…or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities…and use caution while driving.

Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Taunton MA
455 AM EST Sun Feb 12 2017

MAZ023-RIZ006>008-121800-
/O.CON.KBOX.WW.Y.0009.170212T1200Z-170214T0000Z/
Dukes MA-Washington RI-Newport RI-Block Island RI-
Including the cities of Vineyard Haven, Narragansett, Westerly,
Newport, and BLOCK ISLAND
455 AM EST Sun Feb 12 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST
MONDAY...

* LOCATIONS...Coastal Rhode Island including Block Island, as
  well as Martha`s Vineyard.

* HAZARD TYPES...Periods of snow, sleet and freezing rain.

* ACCUMULATIONS...1 to 4 inches of snow.

* TIMING...A wintry mix will start later this morning,
  transitioning to a mix of both rain and snow at times before
  becoming all rain late in the day. Some snow will return late
  tonight and continue Monday.

* IMPACTS...The mix of sleet, snow and freezing rain could lead
  to hazardous travel conditions at times.

* WINDS...North 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* TEMPERATURES...In the lower 30s.

* VISIBILITIES...One quarter to one half mile at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow...sleet...or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads and limited visibilities...and use caution while
driving.

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Ryan M. Belmore

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