First Big Snow Of The Season Heading Toward Rhode Island

Dec 12, 2013

Time to get out the snow shovel. The first significant snowfall of the season is headed our way and expected to start Saturday afternoon.

The Weather Service said a low-end Nor’easter will arrive in Rhode Island Saturday afternoon, bringing snow and wind gusts up to 40 miles an hour along the coast.  By the time it’s over Sunday afternoon, the ground will be covered with three to six inches of snow. 

National Weather Service meteorologist Glenn Field says a storm is moving in from the southwest. “The big question for us right now is how strong this storm is going to be,” said Field. “We were thinking it was going to be a lot stronger. And now we have indications that it will be weaker. It will still be significant for the area. It will probably be the first significant snow across most of southern New England.”

Providence averages 35 inches a season, and as everyone knows it gets a lot less fun as time goes by.

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