weather en Thunderstorms Today, Ahead Of Arthur <p>Hurricane Arthur is churning towards New England. But forecasters are worried about an entirely <em>different</em> weather system hitting the area today.&nbsp;</p><p>National Weather Service meteorologist Glenn Field is hunkering down for a busy day. This afternoon and evening, Field says he’s watching a cold front that’s on track to bring severe weather and a couple of inches of rain to Rhode Island.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:04:42 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 36187 at Looks Like Spring, Feels Like Winter <p>Rhode Islanders may have had to dig those winter coats back out this morning.</p><p></p><p>After a warm weekend, with highs in the sixties, residents woke up to sleet, and icy windshields.</p><p>The National Weather Service reports that temperatures dropped into the low thirties overnight, with just under a half inch of precipitation measured at T.F. Green Airport.</p><p>And though the skies have cleared up temperatures are expected to hover in the forties Wednesday, with lows in the twenties.&nbsp; Only slightly warmer weather is predicted for the rest of the week.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:10:14 +0000 John Bender 32135 at Looks Like Spring, Feels Like Winter RI Could Get Less Snow Than Expected <p>The National Weather Service has reported that this week's upcoming snowstorm will be less intense than originally expected, with the state receiving just 1 to 3 inches Tuesday night through Wednesday morning.</p><p>National Weather Service spokesman Bill Simpson says that although there have been more storms than usual this winter, the amount of snow is not out of the ordinary.</p><p>"It's not that unusual. It's not record-breaking snow, it's not record-breaking cold, but it has been pretty persistent. It's lasting into the first week of spring and maybe almost into early April."</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:35:07 +0000 Benjamin Bryant 31015 at Springtime Snow On The Way For Rhode Island <p>After a relatively warm weekend, with highs in the upper fifties on Saturday, Rhode Island is now being struck by below-freezing temperatures.&nbsp; And now snow is on the way.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The National Weather Service is watching a storm that’s expected to hit the North East on Tuesday night, lasting into Wednesday.&nbsp; Newport and Aquidneck Island are expected to get the brunt of it, with four to six inches of snow. A winter storm advisory has already been issued for the area. The rest of the state will see between two and four inches.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:12:31 +0000 John Bender 30931 at Springtime Snow On The Way For Rhode Island What's Open, What's Closed Due to Snowstorms <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Real-time updates for weather-related school, road and event closings! &nbsp;A service provided by the&nbsp;</span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">RI Broadcasters Association</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and Rhode Island Public Radio.</span></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 15:22:20 +0000 Aaron Read & James Baumgartner 27106 at What's Open, What's Closed Due to Snowstorms Heavy Snowfalls Straining Municipal Budgets <p>The agencies responsible for keeping the roads clear in Rhode Island are having a challenging winter.</p><p></p><p>Providence’s Public Works Director, William Bombard, described this winter’s snowfall as above average, but says Providence still has plenty of resources to face any further storms.</p><p>“The numbers are, we’re about $800,000 into a $1.8 million budget, not counting the most recent storm," said Bombard.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:38:24 +0000 Benjamin Becker 29246 at Heavy Snowfalls Straining Municipal Budgets Rhode Island Hunkers Down For Yet Another Winter Storm <p>Snowflakes started falling early this morning, but already the precipitation is picking up as a winter storm sweeps across Rhode Island.</p><p>Matt Doody a meteorologist for the national weather service, said snow fall is expected to get very heavy over the next several hours.</p><p>“You’re looking at maybe like four to six inches closer to the coast.&nbsp; You’re getting closer to the six plus to six to eight inches from Providence up into the northern part of the state," said Doody.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 14:22:26 +0000 RIPR Newsroom 29077 at Rhode Island Hunkers Down For Yet Another Winter Storm Snow Falling On RI, Turning To Sleet <p>Meteorologists predict Wednesday’s storm will be quick and hard hitting. Glenn Field with the National Weather Service said the snow will hit around 4:00 am and start coming down hard during the morning commute, “maybe one to perhaps two inches per hour, for about four or five hours during that rush hour period,” said Field.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>A list of closings and parking bans </strong><a href="">can be found here</a>.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 20:40:54 +0000 Catherine Welch 28629 at Snow Falling On RI, Turning To Sleet Storm Dumps Nearly A Foot Of Snow On Rhode Island <p>Rhode Island is waking up under a blanket of snow, the second storm of the year. Forecasters said the storm dumped nearly a foot of snow on some parts of the state.</p><p>National Weather Service meteorologist Alan Dunham said some places got hit with almost a foot. “Heaviest snowfall so far has been over Providence County, said Dunham. “Leader of the pack right now is North Smithfield with eleven inches.”</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:15:58 +0000 RIPR Newsroom 27941 at Storm Dumps Nearly A Foot Of Snow On Rhode Island Cold Temperatures Heading Our Way <p>Rhode Island has been basking in unusually warm temperatures for a January day. According to the National Weather Service, most parts of the state were in the low 50’s throughout Monday.&nbsp; But a big change is just around the corner.</p><p></p><p>Rhode Island has been on a weather rollercoaster for the last four days.&nbsp; The temperature has swung from a near record low last week to a comfortable 50-plus degrees Monday. But National Weather Service meteorologist Charlie Foley says it will get very cold tonight and will remain so through Thursday.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 20:15:11 +0000 Flo Jonic 27275 at Cold Temperatures Heading Our Way