Woonsocket Gets Wind Advisory Added To Storm Warning
National Weather Service warns of northeast winds of 20-30 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph.
The snow predicted for tonight's commute didn't materialize, but high winds did begin racing through Woonsocket this afternoon, prompting the National Weather Service to add a wind advisory for the area to its Winter Storm Warning.
Throughout the city, strong winds flapped flags and tousled trees as a snowstorm expected to last into Friday began to move into the area. The NWS wind advisory warns of northeast winds of 20-30 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph from today through Friday morning. The Winter Storm Warning remains in effect through 1 p.m. Friday.
Snow is still expected tonight, but at accumulations of less than half an inch Snow will start to fall steadily by morning and continue to throughout the day. By Thursday night, north winds will remain around 21 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. The heaviest snow is expected between tonight and Thursday, according to WPRI.com Snow will continue through Thursday, totaling about 6-10 inches.