Snow/Rain Mix Saturday Night Will Slicken Woonsocket Roads

Weather forecasters predict up to six inches, potential risk to power lines.


Estimates on the Saturday/Sunday storm vary, but they all predict less snow than the Feb. 9 blizzard - at most six inches.

But a less severe storm is still a storm. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch from Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. The local forecast calls for snow to begin Saturday afternoon, switch to a mix of rain and snow in the evening, and then return to snow overnight. 

Here is a look at the snowfall estimates for Woonsocket as of Friday morning:

The best chance for highest snow totals is north of the Mass Pike, but the threat for a period of heavy, wet snow is a possibility throughout the region. The NWS warned that the heavy wet snow could bring down tree limbs and result in scattered power outages. The service also warned the mix will slicken untreated roads.

English first February 22, 2013 at 09:12 PM
Do we call a 1-4 inch accumulation of snow a storm? Can't we just say it is going to snow. It does occasionally snow in Rhode Island. The word "storm' makes people get nervous.


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