Active week ahead, slick roads at times
After a break in the action Sunday afternoon, active weather returns to the forecast starting Monday. During the day Monday, light on and off rain/snow showers are possible, though the impact looks relatively minor.
Monday night into Tuesday morning, precipitation turns heavier. At that time, many locations from Providence to the south and east will trend toward rain.
North and west of Providence, there’s a better chance for freezing rain and sleet, leading to icy conditions. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued in those areas for the potential for an accumulation of ice.
The brunt of the icy accumulation should be even farther north and west, into places like Central Massachusetts. However, any shift in the track of this storm system could shift the zone of highest concern, and with that zone so close to our area as it is, it’s worth monitoring.
Conditions improve as rain/ice move out Tuesday afternoon, with a dry/cold/sunny day Wednesday. Our next system moves in by Thursday, and lingers into Friday. For now, it looks like that one will start as snow on Thursday, transitioning to a wintry mix, and then rain by Friday. Stay tuned for more details as we approach the end of the week. Next weekend looks dry, sunny, and chilly.
Tim Studebaker, StormTracker Meteorologist