Blizzard Bears Down on Barrington
Just about all weather prognosticators indicate that Winter Storm Nemo will probably rank among New England's top snowstorms.
A snowstorm that all weather forecasters are describing as being of possible “historic” proportions in southern New England is bearing down on Barrington this morning.
Dubbed Winter Storm Nemo, the blizzard is expected to dump from 1 to 2 feet of snow on us and cause travel nightmares starting with today's commute if anyone is still left on the roads.
Strong winds with gusts that could reach 50-60 mph are expected to build massive drifts and possibly cause some coastal flooding.
The wet snow and strong winds also have the potential for causing numerous power outages.
A "blizzard warning" is in effect from Friday afternoon through midday Saturday. Light snow Friday morning will become steadier and somewhat heavier after noontime and really pick up for Friday night into early Saturday. Northeast winds with gusts of up to 60 mph will belt the area Friday night into early Saturday.
By the commute time this afternoon, there could be 3-5 inches on the ground. Snow should end by around noon Saturday with the possibility of an inch or two after that.
Barrington schools are closed today. A parking ban is in effect.
Keep up to date with Winter Storm Nemo Information on Patch.