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Not An April Fools' Joke, More Snow For RI This Weekend

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After a stretch of warm weather, snow is on the horizon for Rhode Island. The National Weather Service is predicting a brief winter storm late in the...

After a stretch of warm weather, snow is on the horizon for Rhode Island. The National Weather Service is predicting a brief winter storm late in the weekend, and has issued a hazardous weather outlook for much of southern New England.

Weather Service meteorologist Bill Simpson says snowflakes will likely start falling late Saturday evening and last through Monday.

"One to two inches is certainly a possibility, you might hear of more amounts in parts of southern New England," Said Simpson. "Best chance will be in northwest Rhode Island. Again maybe up to two, maybe three inches in a few spots."

Simpson said snow should stop Monday, but as temperatures sink, it won’t melt right away.

“That snowfall that will occur during Sunday night into Monday it’ll definitely stick at least through the afternoon commute,” said Simpson. “Everyone assumes that since its April that the snow melts pretty quick. It will melt quickly, but it may take until Tuesday.”

Simpson said though only an inch or two of snow is expected, that can still make for dangerous driving conditions.

Rhode Island got a few inches of snow in March, but it quickly melted.
Rhode Island got a few inches of snow in March, but it quickly melted.