1st snow of the season
It's a little early this year, as it's still technically Autumn! So far, a couple inches of snow has fallen across Rhode Island, but rain is falling towards the Cape & Islands as a wind directly off the milder ocean is keeping temperatures there above freezing. Where it is snowing, it will continue through the evening hours at a light to moderate clip.
Total accumulations on average will be from 3-7 inches, with some higher amounts in the higher elevations towards NW Rhode Island, NE Connecticut, and Western Massachusetts.
Lesser amounts will accumulate from SE Massachusetts. However, a changeover is expected there too overnight, bringing an inch or two.
The system moves out, skies clear on Sunday, and dry weather but below average temps will persist through Monday. A 'Clipper' system may bring another bout of snow early Tuesday morning, ending midday.
After that, a real Arctic surge of air is in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday, with daytime highs below freezing, and overnight lows in the teens. There may be even MORE snow on the way Friday! After that, temperatures are expected to moderate back to seasonal averages in the low 40's.