Winter Weather Advisory Saturday morning

Winter Weather Advisory now in effect from 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST Saturday…

* Locations…include central and southern Rhode Island and eastern Massachusetts. This includes the Boston to Providence metropolitan areas.

* Hazard types…accumulating snow.

* Accumulations…1 to 3 inches on the south coast and upper cape, with mainly 2 to 4 inches elsewhere.

* Timing…snow begins toward daybreak Saturday. The snow will fall moderate to heavy for a few hours before changing to rain by late Saturday morning.

* Impacts…snow will accumulate on roads and walkways making for slow and slippery travel along with poor visibility Saturday morning.

* Potential flash freeze…temperatures may quickly drop below freezing again by late Saturday afternoon across northeast Massachusetts including the Boston metropolitan area. This may also occur across the Providence to Taunton corridor, but confidence in this region is low. Nonetheless, there is the potential of a flash freeze along with pockets of freezing drizzle into early Saturday evening especially in the Boston metro area.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A winter weather advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities…and use caution while driving.

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