Yet more snow is on the way for Rhode Island. The national weather service expects about one to three inches of snow starting late Tuesday afternoon.
The snow is predicted to switch over to a wintry mix by midnight, lasting into Wednesday morning. Meteorologist Benjamin Sipprell said this could affect the Wednesday morning commute.
“As we go into Wednesday morning, temperatures will be pretty well above normal, so the expectation is for the morning commute, it may be a little soupy out there with very low visibility along area roadways,” said Sipprell.
As Rhode Islanders continue to dig out from Monday’s snow storm, they’ll have to do it in the frigid cold.
Across the state, temperatures are hovering around ten degrees, with wind chills making it well below zero. National Weather Service meteorologist Frank Nocera said Rhode Island won’t get much a reprieve as the day wears on. “Despite some sunshine temperatures are only going to get up to 15, 17 degrees, that’s it. The good news is that the winds will diminish this afternoon,” said Nocera.
The US Census Bureau has released information about the commuting habits of Americans. It finds that Rhode Island residents are among those most likely to work in another state. Close to 13 percent of those living in the Ocean State work out-of-state.
The Census Bureau figures also show that the average commute in America is 25 minutes each way.