Winter Weather Advisory

02/12/2019 5:20 AM through 02/12/2019 1:30 PM

Update to NWS-IDP-PROD-3366204-2946259 NWS-IDP-PROD-3367733-2947851 NWS-IDP-PROD-3367032-2947118 NWS-IDP-PROD-3368084-2948232

Winter Weather Advisory issued February 12 at 5:20AM EST expiring February 12 at 11:00PM EST by NWS Taunton MA

Alert

Snow will transition to sleet before changing over to freezing
rain across interior Southern New England, transitioning over to
sleet then to rain along the coast. Beginning around noon to 2 pm
today, ending early morning Wednesday. Greatest concern are the
expected impacts for the afternoon into evening commute. Moderate
to heavy snow occurring at the height of rush hour, accumulating
easily even on treated roads. Expect slowed commutes, long drives
home, especially with snow covered roadways and any accidents.
Reduced visibility with any snow or sleet, especially as snowfall
rates of around an inch an hour are forecast shortly after the
onset.
* WHAT...Initial snow transitioning over to sleet, briefly mixing
with freezing rain, and then changing over to all rain. Snow
and sleet accumulations of 2 to 4 inches and ice accumulations
of a coating are possible wherever freezing rain may occur
immediately away from the coast.

* WHERE...Nearly all of Rhode Island including the Providence
metro area, as well as southeast Massachusetts.

* WHEN...From 1 pm this afternoon to 11 pm this evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Expect significant travel impacts this
afternoon into evening. Prepare accordingly and plan on slippery
road conditions, slowed commutes, long drives home and reduced
visibility.

Instructions

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

Target Area

Eastern Kent; Eastern Plymouth; Washington; Newport; Southern Plymouth; Northern Bristol; Southeast Providence; Western Kent; Barnstable; Western Plymouth; Southern Bristol; Bristol

Sender: NWS Taunton MA
Sent: 5:20 AM on 02-12-2019

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