A winter storm is expected to hit Rhode Island this weekend. The National Weather Service has already issued a hazardous weather outlook for the region.
Weather Service meteorologist Bill Simpson said there will be a wide range of snowfall across the state. “It’s going to be a pretty big variability with the snow amounts. Newport: probably just a trace, a little bit more, and up in the far northwest part of Rhode Island could be upwards of six maybe even a little bit more. Within greater Providence itself, probably 1 to 3 inches,” said Simpson.
Things are a bit warmer Friday compared to the single digit temperatures of the past several days.
The National Weather Service predicts temperatures will hover in the low thirties today, before dipping back into the teens overnight. Bill Simpson is spokesman for the National Weather Service. “We’re still gonna continue to be cold, tomorrow’s lows in the lower teens, and the highs in the mid-twenties, so we’re still going to be running a good eight to ten degrees below normal through the weekend,” said Simpson.
Though we’re not breaking any records, temperatures are well below freezing in Rhode Island.
Thermometers are barely climbing out of the single digits across the state. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory. The chill predicted to drop to twenty below. Meteorologist Alan Dunham said that dangerously low. “Well whenever you get wind chill temperatures this cold, you can start getting frostbite in only thirty minutes, with wind chill temperatures twenty degrees below zero,” said Dunham.
Temperatures are plummeting, as the east coast gets slammed by an arctic blast. The state Department of Emergency Management is responding by opening warming centers across the state.
The colder than normal temperatures in Rhode Island are hitting dangerously low levels. Wind chills well below freezing make frostbite and hypothermia real risks if you’re outside.
In response Rhode Island’s Department of emergency management has opened more than a dozen warming centers in Newport, South Kingstown, Pawtucket, and East Greenwich, among others, to help the public keep warm.
An arctic blast is sweeping through southern New England.
It’s bringing gusty winds and dangerously frigid temperatures. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous outlook, as well as a wind chill advisory. Rebecca Gould is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. “Temperatures Thurdsay are going to start in the twenties, and then by early this evening fall into the teens, and then overnight into the single digits,” said Gould.