Storm Team 10: Travel impacts with two rounds of snow
The first round came overnight and you'll notice the flakes as you step out Friday morning. Steady, accumulating snow is likely from 5 a.m. through 9 a.m. The major concern is the morning commute. Roads will undoubtedly be slick as temperatures will be below freezing. While the snow will coat the grass and secondary roads, the accumulation will be "light and fluffy". Plowable snow will most likely be for the Cape and Islands, where relatively heavier accumulation is expected.
System Breakdown: Snow showers continue through noon for Southern New England. Rhode Island coastline will likely measure 1 inch, while inland spots will see less. From New Bedford to the Cape and Islands, most will near 2 inches with 3 inches or more in localized areas.
The second round comes Saturday and last through Sunday. This system will still be described as "off-shore" but will come closer than Friday's event. That means snow showers will persist longer and bring heavier accumulation overall. The first flakes come by mid-day Saturday and will be steady through the afternoon. Overnight, the snow showers will come to an end and temperatures are expected to drop while winds increase.
System Breakdown: Snow showers start late morning/lunchtime and continue through midnight. Rhode Island expected to receive 2 to 4 inches with the coast looking at the higher amounts. Crossing the Massachusetts border, higher amounts will be recorded with some exceeding 6 inches.
More to come!
-Meteorologist Zack Green