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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Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).