Storm Team 10: Snow Friday morning, Saturday night

Thursday looks absolutely gorgeous. Sure it’s cold, but typical for this time of year. Clouds will funnel in for the afternoon but the activity ramps up overnight.

The first round of snow will kick off just after midnight. Steady, accumulating snow showers will continue through the Friday morning commute. It will certainly be a slower start to the day. By mid-morning, much of Rhode Island will see about an inch. From New Bedford to the Cape, many will exceed 2 inches of snow with localized spots measuring 4 inches. A winter weather advisory will stay in effect for the Cape, Islands, and southern Plymouth County from 1 to 11 a.m. By the afternoon, the first round will come to an end.

The next arrives Saturday and Sunday. This second wave will most likely bring higher amounts to southern New England. Starting Saturday evening, the same gradient will be seen: inland Rhode Island and Massachusetts will see a dusting to 1 inch, Providence to the Rhode Island coast and Bristol County will get slightly more, and the Cape and Islands could see between 3 and 5 inches -- some may record a half foot! The Rhode Island/Bristol County totals are the area of uncertainty as of this hour. The range could become wider as eastern Bristol County may see more accumulation.

Much more to come!

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