March Nor’easter brings gusty winds, rain and snow
Better late than never, right?
That’s what snow lovers are saying, desperate for a good winter storm. Rhode Island could wind up vastly different from one end of the state to the other, while southern Massachusetts and the Cape will see their own issues from this storm.
Expect rain to be heavy at times tonight as our Nor’easter intensifies and approaches. Most of Tuesday will remain be windy and wet, but as we head into late the afternoon hours a changeover to snow will occur from south to north.
When we change to snow it will be heavy, wet snow and that combined with the wind creates the risk for power outages.
Higher elevations, and areas north of Providence, heading towards the Mass Turnpike, could see much amounts over 6 inches, while further to the south and along the coast are looking at a slushy mess of only a couple inches. Providence is looking at 2-4″ of snow.
Coastal concerns will need to be monitored for minor flooding during the high tide cycles Tuesday and Wednesday, especially the Tuesday night High tide.
Tune in to ABC6 News for my latest forecast.
TONIGHT: Cloudy with periods of rain, heavy at times. Turning windy as well. Lows in the upper 30s.
TUESDAY: Windswept rain, heavy at times in the early morning, mixing with and changing to snow midday or early afternoon. Temperatures falling into the low 30s for the afternoon. NE winds increasing 20-30 MPH with gusts of 45-60 (highest towards the Cape) and becoming more Northerly.
WEDNESDAY: Lingering snow showers, gradually tapering off. 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 night. Highs in the upper 40s.
-Meteorologist Geoff Bansen