Rhode Islanders Due For Snowy Friday Morning Commute, Weather Closures

Mar 9, 2017

Despite some recent warmer days, Rhode Islanders can expect a snowy commute Friday Morning.

After a Thursday of high winds, with gusts up to 45 mph, snow will move in around midnight and will last until 8 p.m. Friday.

Lenore Correia is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. She estimates four to six inches of accumulation throughout the state, although the coasts can expect six to eight inches. She predicts the heaviest snow will fall between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Correia warns limited visibility, precipitation, and the usual morning traffic could create difficult driving conditions.

“The morning commute will most likely be impacted, which is a safety concern with slippery roads,” said Correia.

Correia suggests staying off the roads, if possible.  

Here is a link to updated weather closures.