Tracking a wintry mix

The weather pattern is an active one this week with a few rounds of precipitation as the jet stream wind, the storm track hovers overhead.  Snow and rain showers end mid-morning leaving us with a cloudy and cool afternoon. A brief second round rain showers will move through this evening before we clear out overnight. High pressure builds in Wednesday but moves out quickly as a low pressure system approaches.


Wednesday night and Thursday we’ll be watching a warm front edging in. With cold enough air to the north of that front for wintry precipitation, we’ll see a rain-ice line set up somewhere across southern New England.  It could even bisect Rhode Island. Where that ends up will determine who gets the treacherous travel conditions. Right now it appears ground temperatures will be too mild for freezing rain, but some snow and sleet is possible for northern and central Rhode Island before rain mixes in or it changes to rain. I do not see issues for the south coast as it will be mostly rain there.




Forecast and discussion by Meteorologist Nick Morganelli

TODAY: Damp and clouds. A period of scattered rain showers after sunset. Highs  near 38.

TONIGHT: Early rain shower, then clearing.  Lows near 30. A few icy spots may develop.

WEDNESDAY: Morning sunshine then clouding up.  Highs in the mid 40s.

THURSDAY: Rain for southern RI especially the south coast with  an icy mix of sleet and snow in northern RI and into Worcester county. Highs in the mid 30s.

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