'Sloppy Mess' Bearing Down on Barrington
Three of the major weather forecasters are calling for 3-7 inches of snow with some rain mix today and overnight into Friday morning in most of Rhode Island.
The National Weather Service and the Weather Channel both are calling for 3 to 7 inches of snow to fall on Barrington and most of Rhode Island starting this morning and continuing overnight into Friday morning.
Accuweather.com is calling the coastal storm a “sloppy mess” with accumulating snow from 3-6 inches.
Most of the snowfall is expected to come overnight. Rain will mix with the snow this afternoon.
A winter weather advisory from the NWS was to go into effect from 7 am Thursday to 1 pm Friday. The snow is expected to be heavy and wet with strong winds that could cause scattered power outages.
Gusts of wind could reach 50 mph with most wind speeds at 20 to 30 mph. Temperatures will be in the lower 30s.
The strong ocean storm is expected to pass well southeast of New England. Heavier snow accumulations are expected across parts of and northern Rhode Island and central Massachusetts.