A Blizzard Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for all of Rhode Island and portions of eastern and northeastern Massachusetts.
The latest National Weather Service Forecast is calling for 18-24″ of total snow accumulation and wind gusts between 45 – 70 mph possible across the state.
The full detailed forecast and blizzard warning can be found below;
NWS Forecast for: Newport RI
Issued by: National Weather Service Norton, MA
Last Update: 10:55 am EST Jan 29, 2022
Today: Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Areas of blowing snow. High near 30. Windy, with a north wind 28 to 34 mph, with gusts as high as 60 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 13 to 19 inches possible.
Tonight: Snow likely, mainly before 11pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Areas of blowing snow. Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 12. Wind chill values as low as -4. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 25. Wind chill values as low as -2. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 14. West wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light northwest after midnight.
The Blizzard Warning is in effect from midnight on Friday to midnight on Saturday.
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA 337 AM EST Sat Jan 29 2022 MAZ005-006-013-014-RIZ001>008-292145- /O.CON.KBOX.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-220130T0500Z/ Central Middlesex MA-Western Essex MA-Western Norfolk MA- Southeast Middlesex MA-Northwest Providence RI- Southeast Providence RI-Western Kent RI-Eastern Kent RI- Bristol RI-Washington RI-Newport RI-Block Island RI- Including the cities of Framingham, Lowell, Lawrence, Foxborough, Norwood, Cambridge, Foster, Smithfield, Providence, Coventry, West Greenwich, East Greenwich, Warwick, West Warwick, Bristol, Narragansett, Westerly, Newport, and New Shoreham 337 AM EST Sat Jan 29 2022 ...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT... * WHAT...Blizzard conditions expected. Total snow accumulations of 18 to 24 inches with localized 30 inches possible. Winds gusting as high as 60 mph. * WHERE...Portions of eastern and northeastern Massachusetts and northern and southern Rhode Island. * WHEN...From midnight tonight to midnight EST Saturday night. * IMPACTS...Travel could be extremely difficult to impossible. Strong winds could cause tree damage. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Considerable blowing and drifting snow along with near white out conditions at times. Snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches per hour is possible at times. . PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Travel should be restricted to emergencies only. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle.
Hazardous Weather Outlook
Hazardous WeatHazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA 432 AM EST Sat Jan 29 2022 MAZ005-006-013-014-017-018-020-021-RIZ001>008-300945- Central Middlesex MA-Western Essex MA-Western Norfolk MA- Southeast Middlesex MA-Northern Bristol MA-Western Plymouth MA- Southern Bristol MA-Southern Plymouth MA-Northwest Providence RI- Southeast Providence RI-Western Kent RI-Eastern Kent RI-Bristol RI- Washington RI-Newport RI-Block Island RI- 432 AM EST Sat Jan 29 2022 ...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT... This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for eastern Massachusetts, northeastern Massachusetts, southeastern Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. .DAY ONE...Today and tonight. Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the Internet for more information about the following hazards. Blizzard Warning. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday. No hazardous weather is expected at this time. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation is not expected at this time. $$