Snow begins 9 to 11 p.m. tonight
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Sunshine is warming us to the mid 30s today, but expect increasing clouds throughout the afternoon as our impending storm system moves from the mid-west into New York state tonight. Snow will overspread Rhode Island after 9 p.m. and continue through Tuesday. Most of the accumulating snow will be done by noon Tuesday.
The storm will be redeveloping off the mid-Atlantic coast Tuesday morning and looks to take a lot of the energy out to sea with it for the afternoon. So, this will not be a blockbuster storm, but it will be about an 18 hour event and it will have a significant impact on the Tuesday morning commute. The heaviest snowfall will occur between Midnight and 8 a.m. Tuesday. And the bulk of the accumulating snows will mostly occur by noontime.
Tuesday afternoon temperatures will start to climb above freezing and the snow intensity will be rather light. Along the south coast, snow will mix with raindrops. This is where snow totals will be the least, 2-4 inches. Much of Rhode Island will see roughly 6 inches of snow with higher totals in the hilly terrain of northern Connecticut and western Massachusetts.
TODAY: Sunshine with increasing clouds this evening. Highs near 35.
TONIGHT: Snow begins after 9 p.m. Steady snow develops by 11 pm with moderate to heavy snow at times overnight and during Tuesday morning. Low near 28.
TUESDAY: Snow, heavy at times through the morning commute will ease up midday. Lighter snow showers will continue through the afternoon. Along the south coast and through New Bedford and to the Cape may be some mixing with rain during the afternoon. Highs in the mid 30s.
WEDNESDAY: More sun than clouds. Highs in the low 40s.
THURSDAY: Cloudy and some afternoon rain showers moving through. Highs in the mid and upper 40s.
FRIDAY: Sun and clouds, 30s.
FRIDAY NIGHT- SATURDAY: Another storm with snow mixing with ice and rain likely.