The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for all of Rhode Island, all of Massachusetts (East of the Berkshires), and northern Connecticut.

The Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from noon today through 7 pm on Friday.

  • WHAT…Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 7 inches. Highest amounts across Eastern Massachusetts.
  • WHERE…Portions of northern Connecticut, all of Massachusetts east of the Berkshires, and Rhode Island.
  • WHEN…From noon Thursday to 7 PM EST Friday.
  • IMPACTS…Travel could be difficult at times as roads become snow-covered. The hazardous conditions could impact the Thursday evening commute.
  • PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Slow down and use caution while traveling.

Here’s what the National Weather Service and local television stations are forecasting for accumulation.

ABC 6 WLNE Forecast: 5:28 am on Feb. 18
WJAR Forecast: February 17
WPRI: Feb. 18

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