The first measurable snow in weeks is heading for Southeastern New England on Tuesday. Expect snow to develop from west to east through Rhode Island into Southeastern Massachusetts during the afternoon. Steady snow is likely for the evening commute in all of RI and SE MA. The snow may be moderate at times, but, for the most part, it looks light. It will, however, be enough to cause slippery travel late in the day and this evening.
Snow will end near the coast between 8-10 pm, and will linger inland until 3-5 am Tuesday. Snow totals of 1-3″ are likely in most of RI and SE MA, with a chance of 4″ in the northern part of RI and northern Bristol/Plymouth Counties in MA.
Expect partly sunny skies and some melting on Wednesday. Highs will be in the low 40s. It will turn colder with quiet weather likely late in the workweek and through most or all the weekend. Highs will be in the mid to upper 30s on Thursday, and mid 30s Friday-Sunday. Lows will be near 20. There will be partly cloudy skies and a gusty west-northwest wind during the day that makes it feel colder.
We are still watching the possibility of some light snow/mix/rain Sunday night into Monday morning. Right now, it does not look like a big deal, with a less than 50% chance of an inch of snow in RI and SE MA. We’ll keep an eye on it.