National Weather Service Winter Weather Forecast 01/18/19

Storm bears watching even on Cape Cod

From the National Weather Service:

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

* WHAT...Heavy snow, sleet, and freezing rain. Total snow
accumulations of 6 inches or more possible with the highest risk
north of the Massachusetts Turnpike. Highest potential for over
a foot of snow is north of Route 2 in Massachusetts. In
addition, ice accretion of one tenth to three tenths of an inch
are possible, mainly to the south of the Massachusetts Turnpike,
with localized amounts up to one half inch possible.

* WHERE...Northern Connecticut, northern Rhode Island and all of
Massachusetts east of the Berkshires, except for the South
Coast, Cape and islands.

* WHEN...Mainly Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snow develops by early Saturday evening.
The snow will change to sleet and freezing rain south of Route 2
between midnight and 8 AM Sunday. The bulk of the freezing rain
and ice accretion is expected south of the Massachusetts
Turnpike, where some scattered power outages are possible if
higher amounts occur. Precipitation may change to a period of
all rain along and southeast of the Boston to Providence
corridor for a time. If this occurs, rapidly falling
temperatures on Sunday may result in a flash freeze. Mixed
precipitation will transition back to a period of snow before
ending sometime Sunday afternoon or early evening.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

Local Forecast

 

Today
A chance of snow before noon, then a slight chance of rain between noon and 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. West wind 5 to 8 mph becoming north after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph.
Saturday
Increasing clouds, with a high near 32. North wind 9 to 13 mph.
Saturday Night
Rain and snow, becoming all rain after 3am. Low around 29. Breezy, with an east wind 13 to 18 mph increasing to 19 to 24 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 49 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Sunday
Rain before 5pm, then rain likely, possibly mixed with snow. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 46. Breezy, with a southeast wind 15 to 21 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 48 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
Sunday Night
Rain and snow likely before 9pm, then a chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 16. Blustery, with a northwest wind 21 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 43 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
M.L.King Day
A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 20. Blustery, with a northwest wind 20 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. Blustery, with a northwest wind 20 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 31. Northwest wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow showers after 3am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 27. Southwest wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday
A chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. Breezy, with a southwest wind 14 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Thursday
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. South wind around 13 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

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