A fast-moving storm is expected to impact the region Thursday with rain changing to snow early Thursday morning. Although not a major storm, the snow is expected to arrive just in time for the Thursday morning commute.

Snow is expected to accumulate 1-3 inches across most of Rhode Island Thursday. The snow should end by early afternoon with bitterly cold air arriving Thursday night.

Check the text of the Special Weather Statement from the National Weather Service below for complete details:

350 AM EST Thu Jan 20 2022

...RAIN CHANGES TO SNOW EARLY THIS MORNING WITH SLIPPERY TRAVEL
IMPACTING PART OF THE MORNING COMMUTE...

Rain will develop through daybreak and quickly change to snow in
most locations through 8 am. A period of light to occasionally
moderate snow is expected during the morning hours before coming
to an end in most locations by lunchtime. 1 to 2 inches of snow is
expected generally south of a Hartford...to Worcester...to Boston
line.

Part of the morning commute will be impacted with reduced visibility
and roads becoming snow/slush covered. Please drive with extra
caution this morning and allow extra time to reach your
destination.

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