The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for our area. The Advisory is in effect from late Thursday night through Friday evening.

Snow is expected to arrive overnight Thursday and mix with sleet and rain at times during the day Friday. Total snow accumulations of 2′ to 5″ are possible in parts of southern RI including Newport, with higher amounts expected in northern Rhode Island.

Check the alert from the National Weather Service below. Note: The Advisory below is for Newport. Higher snow amounts are expected in Providence and points north.

Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
100 PM EST Thu Feb 24 2022


Southern Bristol MA-Southern Plymouth MA-Barnstable MA-
Western Kent RI-Eastern Kent RI-Bristol RI-Washington RI-
Newport RI-
Including the cities of Fall River, New Bedford, Mattapoisett,
Chatham, Falmouth, Provincetown, Coventry, West Greenwich,
East Greenwich, Warwick, West Warwick, Bristol, Narragansett,
Westerly, and Newport
100 PM EST Thu Feb 24 2022

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
MIDNIGHT EST FRIDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5
  inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.

* WHERE...Portions of southeastern Massachusetts and northern
  and southern Rhode Island.

* WHEN...From midnight tonight to midnight EST Friday night.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous
  conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snow will overspread the region between 1
  and 3 am Friday morning. The snow will quickly become heavy, but
  change to sleet and rain by early to mid morning on Friday.
  Precipitation may change back to a period of snow later Friday
  afternoon and early evening along with a potential flash freeze.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. Although not the founder or original owner, Belmore has been with What'sUpNewp since its early beginnings in 2012.

Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals.

He and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.