According to the National Weather Service, a storm will begin to form Thursday afternoon bringing mostly rain with possible snow mixing in by mid-day on Friday and into the rest of the weekend.
Bill Simpson, National Weather Service Spokesman, said the duration of the storm is a little unusual. "Because it’s going to be somewhat longer than normal," said Simpson. "Normal storms that come up the coast, they move offshore within 12 hours. In this case, it’s going to likely move up just south of Rhode Island and then actually back southeast."
However, he said Rhode Island isn't the main concern. "Our biggest concern will be coastal flooding. Rhode Island being mostly south facing beaches, this is mostly east facing beaches across Massachusetts will be effected," said Simpson.
Also, he said to expect high winds and possible power outages.