Winter returns for Friday AM commute

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for much of Rhode Island until 3PM today, excluding Block Island and Newport County. A Winter Weather Advisory is in place for coastal locations, including New Bedford until 3PM as well. What this means is that we are going to continue to see a heavy, wet snow accumulating this morning. The commute will be very messy with the wet snow and limited visibility thanks to the snow falling at a fast rate. Most of the area will pick up 3-6" of snow, the higher totals will be to the north and west, the lesser amounts will be towards the coastline. Even lower totals can be expected for far southeast MA where the rain sticks around a bit longer. Gradual clearing expected by mid-afternoon from west-east with icy conditions likely overnight for any untreated surfaces. 

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