Rhode Islanders will soon get a break from arctic temperatures, but the trade is more snow this week. After several days without a glimpse of the white stuff, the National Weather Service is predicting snowfall will return Tuesday night.
Meteorologist Alan Dunham said Rhode Island won’t see the foot or more it’s seen in previous storms this winter. “Maybe two to four inches. Mainly Providence down towards Newport and points east, but even northwest part of Rhode Island up in the northwest hills could see an inch or two,” said Dunham.
Rhode Island has already seen a total of more than 50 inches of snow this year, according to the state emergency management agency. Arctic temperatures have put Rhode Island into a deep freeze. Providence has just tied its record for coldest temperature. That record is negative three degrees Fahrenheit, which Providence hit just before 6 o’clock Tuesday morning. Meteorologist Dunham said the record was first set on this date in 1907. Wind chills Tuesday morning were even colder, at their lowest hitting negative 15. Temperatures are expected to warm up as the week progresses, hitting the mid-thirties by Wednesday.
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