Storm Team 10: A slight change but a big impact
The first flakes came early on Tuesday morning, and then there was a lull in the activity between about 5-7am. While it may be a slow start, we have a lot more on the way.
By 9am, the steadier, heavier snowfall will likely begin. Some locations in Rhode Island will see 2"+ of snow per hour. This will likely continue through about noon and then a transition will occur. A transition to sleet and rain will start at the coast and progress north. By 2pm, the Providence area will likely see rain mix in slowing down the snow accumulation.
Due to this rain transition and the track of the low pressure, accumulation totals have been scaled down. From the I-95 corridor, northern Bristol and Plymouth County, and the Bay, most will record 6-10". Only 1-4" is likely from New Bedford to the Cape and Islands. Northern Rhode Island will see the brunt of accumulation. Most will measure between 10-15".
Heading into Wednesday morning, this nor'easter will push towards Nova Scotia and leave us with sunshine. Yet, there won't be much melting in the coming days. Temperatures will stay below average in the 30s through St. Patrick's Day.
Much more to come as we track this system! Be sure you "Turn To 10" as the whole team will be in today.
-Meteorologist Zack Green