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.
This February is officially the snowiest on record in Providence, according to the National Weather Service. A light snowfall on Tuesday night pushed the monthly total to 31.6 inches, breaking the city record set in 1962.
Meteorologist Alan Dunham says that’s even more than the famed February blizzard of '78. “1978 is in third place with a total of 28.6 inches, for the month of February," said Dunham.
And forecasters predict the new record could get just a bit higher before the month is out. An inch or less of snow could fall this afternoon.
Rhode Islanders will soon get a break from arctic temperatures, but the trade is more snow this week. After several days without a glimpse of the white stuff, the National Weather Service is predicting snowfall will return Tuesday night.
Meteorologist Alan Dunham said Rhode Island won’t see the foot or more it’s seen in previous storms this winter. “Maybe two to four inches. Mainly Providence down towards Newport and points east, but even northwest part of Rhode Island up in the northwest hills could see an inch or two,” said Dunham.
Rhode Islanders will face arctic temperatures Friday. According to the National Weather Service temperatures have been hovering in the single digits, and even hitting zero degrees in some parts of the state. Wind chills will make temperatures feel well below zero.
Get ready for extremely cold temperatures. Rhode Island got a brief reprieve Wednesday, but forecasters say the mercury will start falling Thursday afternoon, and may get down to -4 Fahrenheit through the night.
With the wind chill, possible temperatures could feel as cold as -15. Snow could also be on the way. The National Weather Service says there's a chance for snow showers late Thursday morning. Then they're expecting more of the white stuff possibly as early as Saturday. Right now, they believe the heaviest snowfall is likely on Sunday and Monday, the 9th.