As of Saturday evening, new data suggests a decreases in expected snowfall amounts. Arctic air looks like it will push the storm MOSTLY to the south of us. However, we still get scraped, and the south coast is still at risk for having some moderate to heavy bands of snow move through.
Here is an updated timeline:
Sunday morning until 7PM: Off/on light snow showers will be moving through. A little mixing to rain is also possible, but it looks like mostly snow. A few moderate bands of snow are possible; as always, these could temporarily drop visibility and put a quick coating on the road.
ON THE GROUND BY SUNDAY 7PM: A coating to 1″
SUNDAY 7pm TO MONDAY NOON: Periods of light snow. There will be some occasional pockets of heavier snow, primarily at the coast. For inland areas including the Providence metro area, it does not look like the Monday AM commute will be severely impacted. The coast could see some potential impacts as the snow may be a bit steadier here.
MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING: Lingering snow is possible, but most of the snow should be over by this point. Some slick spots are possible for the evening commute.
ANY CONCERNS ABOUT FORECAST CHANGES?
My main concern would be if the moisture makes it further north than most of the data suggests. If that happened, then the south coast could see a more significant snowfall event. It doesn’t look like that is going to happen, but still a scenario that I can’t completely write off.
HOW MUCH BY MONDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING?
Please see the graphic below; and stay tuned for any changes. -Pete Mangione