Severe Weather Alerts - Watch Hill, RI

  • Winter Weather Advisory

    Winter Weather Advisory in effect from Tuesday, 3:00 PM EST until Wednesday, 10:00 AM EST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM TUESDAY TO 10 AM
EST WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM 3 PM TUESDAY TO 10 AM EST WEDNESDAY.

* LOCATIONS...INCLUDE MOST OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND EXCLUDING BLOCK
ISLAND...MARTHAS VINEYARD...AND NANTUCKET.

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ON AVERAGE OF AROUND 2 TO 3
INCHES...ALONG WITH UP TO A TENTH OF AN INCH OF ICE ACCRETION.

* TIMING...BEGINNING AS SNOW LATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND THEN
TRANSITIONING TO SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN FROM SOUTHWEST TO
NORTHEAST DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS BEFORE CHANGING TO RAIN
TOWARDS WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...UNTREATED ROADS WILL BE SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY
TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO EVENING IMPACTING THE COMMUTE. SLEET AND
FREEZING RAIN WHICH IS EXPECTED TO FALL OVERNIGHT TUESDAY INTO
WEDNESDAY WILL BE AN ISSUE FOR THE WEDNESDAY MORNING RUSH HOUR
ESPECIALLY ACROSS INTERIOR NEW ENGLAND.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES ESPECIALLY
IN SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SNOW AND/OR ICE IS
FORECAST TO DEVELOP IN THE AFFECTED AREAS...BUT ACCUMULATIONS ARE
EXPECTED TO BE LIGHT. ANY SNOW OR ICE WOULD RESULT IN SLIPPERY
CONDITIONS ON UNTREATED ROADWAYS AND SIDEWALKS. WHEN TEMPERATURES
ARE BELOW FREEZING...MOTORISTS NEED TO BE ESPECIALLY CAREFUL ON
BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES WHERE SLIPPERY SPOTS CAN EASILY DEVELOP.

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