Nor’easter comes to a close, yielding little snow for Southern New England

Forecast updated by Geoff Bansen

As our Nor’easter pulls away overnight, we still have several more hours of snow and wind. But the change to snow and the sticking issues were major factors in why not a lot was picked up across the area.

The wet pasty snow may fall moderate at times before 3 am. The wet snow combined with the wind creates the risk for power outages.

Coastal communities in eastern MA will need to be monitored for minor flooding during the high tide cycles this evening and Wednesday. The north side and outer cape will be impacted most from tonight’s gusty wind and flood potential. Scattered power outages are possible from the wind and from the heavy wet snow on tree branches that may break from the weight in North Providence County.

Geoff Future Wind Gusts

We also have minor flood warnings for three rivers in Rhode Island. Rainfall totals across RI and southeast MA. totaled a general 2 to 3 inches but some areas received over 3! IF this was snow, we’d be dealing with quite a March blizzard with nearly two feet of snow. Areas of northern MA are receiving between 1 and 2 feet of snow from this storm, so we just missed it!  Our nor’easter continues to intensifies offshore tonight east of Cape Cod. This has shifted the wind to a northeasterly direction and moving colder air in at all levels changing us over to snow.

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TONIGHT: Strong, gusty wind 20 to 40 mph with higher gusts towards Cape Cod. Periods of snow continue. No accumulation at the south coast to as much as 4 inches for towns near the MA/RI border. Lows steady near 30.

WEDNESDAY: Mainly cloudy and dry. Late day sun possible. Blustery with highs in the low 40s.

THURSDAY: Mainly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s and flirting with 50 degrees.

FRIDAY: Sun giving way to clouds. Rain will move in by evening. Highs in the upper 40s.

WEEKEND: Rain Friday night and Saturday morning. Let’s hope it departs before the start of the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Providence.                                Sunshine returns Sunday with a chilly wind.


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