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. && $$