Rain turns to snow for Friday morning
Thursday is shaping up to be one of the warmest in the StormTeam10-Day forecast, but rain will return for the evening hours. While not too impressive, the evening commute may be a bit slow as roads become wet. Expect the rain to last through 1-2am before colder temperatures sweep in from the northwest.
Following a cold front, our temperatures will drop to the 20s for inland locations and into the low 30s for those by the water. That quick dive will switch Rhode Island's precipitation from rain to snow. The snow will likely continue through the height of the morning commute and taper off by the 10-11am.
As of Thursday morning, there has been a slight bump up in snow totals from previous information. Initially, models suggested that 1" was the blanket statement for southern New England's accumulation. It is now looking like 1.5-2" is the more likely scenario. That may not seem like much of a difference, but that extra amount could bring even harder travel conditions.
As with any snow event during high traffic times, the easiest solutions is to leave sooner than later. Drive times will inevitably be longer and we want to make sure everyone remains safe by slowing down.
This information may vary by this evening with higher resolution models. Be sure to keep up with NBC10 and Chief Meteorologist Mark Searles for the latest updates this afternoon and evening.
-Meteorologist Zack Green