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Heavy Wet Snows Expected For Saturday

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A winter storm is expected to hit Rhode Island this weekend. The National Weather Service has already issued a hazardous weather outlook for the region....

A winter storm is expected to hit Rhode Island this weekend. The National Weather Service has already issued a hazardous weather outlook for the region.  

Weather Service meteorologist Bill Simpson said there will be a wide range of snowfall across the state.  “It’s going to be a pretty big variability with the snow amounts.   Newport: probably just a trace, a little bit more, and up in the far northwest part of Rhode Island could be upwards of six maybe even a little bit more.  Within greater Providence itself, probably 1 to 3 inches,” said Simpson.

He added that the storm should move in and out of the state within a day.  “This looks like an event for Saturday, pretty much over with by Saturday evening, so again, just a single day event.  It’s called a progressive system meaning it’s moving pretty fast,” said Simpson. 

He said that even though there won’t a be a lot, the snow won’t be easy to handle.  “This is going to be a heavy wet snow, so even though there won’t be as much snow as there could be, it’s going to be pretty heavy and  wet so shoveling is probably going to be difficult.”

Skies should clear up by Sunday, with highs in the thirties.

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Heavy Wet Snows Expected For Saturday
Heavy Wet Snows Expected For Saturday