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RI's Arctic Freeze Expected To Last Through Weekend

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Rhode Islanders will face arctic temperatures Friday. According to the National Weather Service temperatures have been hovering in the single digits,...

Rhode Islanders will face arctic temperatures Friday.  According to the National Weather Service temperatures have been hovering in the single digits, and even hitting zero degrees in some parts of the state. Wind chills will make temperatures feel well below zero.

Weather Service meteorologist Benjamin Sipprell said we’ll be feeling frigid temperatures through the weekend.  “We’ll be seeing Arctic air mass building across the region that’s going to settle in for the remainder of the weekend. So we’re looking at temperatures that are going to be below normal. So you’re talking about highs around the teens and lows down to the single digits.”

Sipprell said southern New England will see about 2 to 4 inches of snow over the weekend. Then a more potent storm will arrive early in the week.  “Across portions of southern New England, it’s not out of the question that when all is said and done, as we go into the early week period and we get these series of snow disturbances, that accumulation in excess of about a foot worth of snow will be possible yet again for the area,” said Sipprell

The National Weather Service expects that freezing temperatures, snow will easily accumulate on roadways, reducing visibility.  Sipprell added that total snowfall from the weekend into early next week could exceed a foot.

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RI's Arctic Freeze Expected To Last Through Weekend
RI's Arctic Freeze Expected To Last Through Weekend