Nor’easter spares Rhode Island

Forecast and Discussion by Meteorologist Nick Morganelli

Providence, RI –

The massive Nor’easter has taken shape and is spinning its wheels well east of Cape Cod today. As it pulls away slowly, we will continue with a gusty wind making it feel like it’s in the lower 30s all day today. Moisture is limited, but we’ll continue with scattered snow showers this morning and rain showers this afternoon.

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The reason for the lack of snowfall for Rhode Island was the surface temperatures. They were just a few degrees warmer and the storm formed several hours later and a bit farther to the north. Areas of Massachusetts received 2 to 3 feet of snow! Bottom line, we just missed March madness in the form of a blizzard.

We continue with flood warnings for three rivers in Rhode Island until 2 PM. All are just above flood stage with minor impact. Rainfall totals across RI and southeast MA. totaled a general 2 to 3 inches but some areas received over 3!


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

TONIGHT: Clearing sky and continued breezy with gusty wind continuing for Cape Cod. Lows near 30.

THURSDAY: Sunny start, cloudy finish.  Highs close to 50.

FRIDAY: Afternoon showers and a steady rain moving 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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