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Tuesday Storm May Sideswipe Most of RI, Winter Storm Watch for Newport County

Core of the storm could dump 1-2 feet of snow. Any movement on storm track will mean a significantly different forecast.

The latest track of the fierce winter storm expected to come through Tuesday night into Wednesday shows it’s going to sideswipe a good portion of the state, but Newport County is expected to get the brunt of it.

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch for Newport County, which will go into effect Tuesday night through Wednesday morning.

The weather service is forecasting heavy snow with blowing and drifiting and six inches or more is possible depending on the exact track of the storm.

And it will remain cold with temperatures falling into the teens Tuesday night and in the mid 30s on Wednesday. Combined with strong wind gusts that could reach 45 mph, conditions will be nasty, to put it mildly.

WPRI Meteorologist T.J. Del Santo said the snow will arrive at dark and it could still be snowing a little during the morning commute on Wednesday.

South and east of Providence could see 1 to 3 inches of snow.

Right now the core storm is tracking east, which means it’s staying just offshore and won’t impact us too too badly, according to WHDH, 7-News Meteorologist Chris Lambert. As long as the core stays offshore we won’t have too much to contend with, Lambert says. The core of the storm is capable of dropping one to two feet of snow along with hurricane force winds.

There is a light at the end of the tunnel. The weather service is predicting temperatures in the 50s by Friday and all that snow will quickly melt.

Joe Sousa March 24, 2014 at 08:38 AM
I'll bet on rain . Any takers ?
Jack Baillargeron March 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Nope. Remember a few years ago the freak storm on I think it was april first and we got about a foot. Melted in a couple of days sure was pisser lol. Thing is I have to go pull the Snow blower back out now. Mark Twain was right. Don't like the weather in New England wait a minute and it will change ;-}
dragonlady March 24, 2014 at 03:11 PM
Snow on May 5th 1973
Jack Baillargeron March 24, 2014 at 03:26 PM
yep remember that also Dragon. This winter has been like the ones I remember in the 60's

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