Winter Weather Advisory - 2/12/19 05:20 A.M.

Effective 1 p.m. through 11 p.m. today

From the National Weather Service:


















URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
520 AM EST Tue Feb 12 2019

...WINTER WEATHER IMPACTS THIS AFTERNOON INTO EVENING COMMUTE...

.Snow will transition to sleet before changing over to freezing
rain across interior Southern New England, transitioning over to
sleet then to rain along the coast. Beginning around noon to 2 pm
today, ending early morning Wednesday. Greatest concern are the
expected impacts for the afternoon into evening commute. Moderate
to heavy snow occurring at the height of rush hour, accumulating
easily even on treated roads. Expect slowed commutes, long drives
home, especially with snow covered roadways and any accidents.
Reduced visibility with any snow or sleet, especially as snowfall
rates of around an inch an hour are forecast shortly after the
onset.

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Northern Bristol MA-Western Plymouth MA-Eastern Plymouth MA-
Southern Bristol MA-Southern Plymouth MA-Barnstable MA-
Southeast Providence RI-Western Kent RI-Eastern Kent RI-
Bristol RI-Washington RI-Newport RI-
Including the cities of Taunton, Brockton, Plymouth, Fall River,
New Bedford, Mattapoisett, Chatham, Falmouth, Provincetown,
Providence, Coventry, West Greenwich, East Greenwich, Warwick,
West Warwick, Bristol, Narragansett, Westerly, and Newport
520 AM EST Tue Feb 12 2019

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 PM EST
THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Initial snow transitioning over to sleet, briefly mixing
  with freezing rain, and then changing over to all rain. Snow
  and sleet accumulations of 2 to 4 inches and ice accumulations
  of a coating are possible wherever freezing rain may occur
  immediately away from the coast.

* WHERE...Nearly all of Rhode Island including the Providence
  metro area, as well as southeast Massachusetts.

* WHEN...From 1 pm this afternoon to 11 pm this evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Expect significant travel impacts this
  afternoon into evening. Prepare accordingly and plan on slippery
  road conditions, slowed commutes, long drives home and reduced
  visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

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