More Snow Expected In RI Saturday & Thursday Accumulation Totals

Feb 10, 2017

As RIPTA begins to resume regular service and RIDOT continues to treat roads, meteorologists predict another wave of snow early Saturday morning.

Lenore Correia is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service; she says snow is expected at around midnight.

“It’s not going to be nearly as bad as it was yesterday,” said Correia, laughing. “Northern Rhode Island might get 2 to 3 inches, but it looks like it’ll be 1 to 2 inches.”

Bob Thompson, also with the National Weather Service, said Thursday’s robust nor’easter produced 8 to 14 inches of accumulation throughout the Ocean State.

Thompson said meteorologists recorded the heaviest accumulation in Northern Providence County.

“We had 14 ½ inches at North Foster, and 14 inches in Burrillville and Smithfield,” said Thompson.

Southern Rhode Island had the least amount of snow.

“Westerly had 8 inches and Block Island had six inches,” added Thompson.