August 20, 2017

A Big Snow Storm May Come Next Week ...

Here are some photos of today's snow around Willett Pond in Riverside, East Providence

Posted by bobrod72

According to Mark Searles of Turn To Ten Weather, a big storm may be on its way for Tuesday:

Temperatures will drop into the teens overnight as an arctic air mass sweeps back into southern New England. Watch for areas of black ice on those wet roadways overnight. Although the wind picks up after midnight and this will help dry out the roads & driveways into morning.

This weekend will be bitterly cold for early to mid March...wind chills Saturday will be in the -5 to +5 degree and afternoon HIGH temps will only reach into the lower 20s Saturday afternoon...it will stay cold & dry through Monday with temperatures running WELL below normal both in the afternoon and at night.

We continue to monitor the potential for a major winter storm next week in the Tuesday-Wednesday timeframe. Our mid-range forecast guidance models are a bit mixed at this point with an all snow scenario or a snow changing to rain scenario...we will iron this out over the next few days but I will caution by saying that IF the storm follows the colder, all snow scenario it's possible that we will be measuring the snow in FEET not inches...stay tuned!

TONIGHT: Turning colder...isolated snow shower through midnight. LOW: 10-15

SATURDAY: Sunny, bitterly cold. HIGH: 23 chills -5/+5

SUNDAY: Sunny & very cold (clocks ahead). HIGH: 27

MONDAY: Mostly sunny. HIGH: 31

TUESDAY: Snow or a snow to rain mix. HIGH: 33

WEDNESDAY: Chance of snow. HIGH: 34

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny. HIGH: 35

FRIDAY: Partly sunny. HIGH: 38

(photos by Bob Rodericks)

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