Rhode Islanders: The Winter Is Coming

Nov 11, 2013

If the National Weather Service is correct, we’re just hours away from the first snowfall of the season.

Remember this? Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence after the February 2013 blizzard. Goodbye summer.
Credit Kristin Gourlay / RIPR

The National Weather Service is forecasting snow showers to begin Monday and continue through tomorrow morning.  Meteorologist Bill Simpson says an Arctic front is moving into southern New England.

"With that Arctic front there could be some snow showers. It won’t be accumulating but any time you have some snow showers with an Arctic front it could snow pretty hard for a short period of time – just enough to make the roads slippery," said Simpson. 

"But luckily that will be during the overnight Monday night so for the commute on Tuesday there still could be some snow showers so that Tuesday commute could be a wake up call to our first winter weather."

RI Public Radio's fearless news director Catherine and the newshound Roscoe dreaming of warmer climes during the blizzard of 2013 in February.
Credit Kristin Gourlay / RIPR

Simpson says more seasonable temperatures should return by Thursday.

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