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A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for all of Rhode Island for Friday, February 4. The storm is expected to bring sleet and freezing rain to all of Rhode Island by mid-day Friday.

Although temperatures are in the low 50’s Friday morning, the forecast is for temps to fall into the 20’s by evening. Hazardous road conditions may impact the region by late morning.

The biggest threat from this storm will likely occur Friday afternoon and evening when a flash freeze is expected to strike the region leading to icy roadways.

For more, read the full text of the advisory below:

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS
MORNING TO 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Freezing rain expected. Total ice accumulations of around
  one tenth of an inch.

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

* WHEN...From 10 AM to 7 PM EST Friday.

* IMPACTS...Slippery road conditions are expected which could
  impact the evening commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Rain will change to freezing rain along
  with a flash freeze around midday or early afternoon as
  temperatures fall below freezing.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

Ken Abrams

Lifestyle Editor Ken Abrams writes about music and more for What'sUpNewp, Providence Monthly, SO RI, and The Bay. He DJ's "The Kingston Coffeehouse" Tuesday nights, 6-9 PM on WRIU 90.3 FM.

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