JOHNSTON, RI
weather center
Winter Storm Watch  
issued 4:48 am EST on February 7, 2016  
WarningSum:...Winter Storm Watch In Effect From Monday Morning Through Tuesday Morning... The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Winter Storm Watch...which is in effect from Monday morning through Tuesday morning. * Locations...a large portion of Rhode Island and eastern Massachusetts including the Providence...Worcester...and Boston metropolitan areas as well as the Merrimack valley and Cape Ann. * Hazard types...snow. * Accumulations...there is the potential for 4 to 7 inches of snow across the watch area Monday and Monday night. * Uncertainty...the amount of ocean-effect enhanced snow banding remains uncertain. In addition...a slight westward shift in the track of an ocean storm could increase amounts while a track farther east could reduce amounts. * Timing...snow overspreads the watch area Monday morning and afternoon...and continues into Monday night. * Impacts...anyone traveling in the next 24 to 36 hours should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to modify travel plans. * Winds...northeast 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. * Visibilities...may be reduced at times to one-half mile or less. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Watch is issued for the potential of accumulating snow of 6 or more inches in a 12 hour period...or 8 or more inches in a 24 hour period. Anyone traveling in the next 24 to 36 hours should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to modify travel plans .Synopsis for Massachusetts and Rhode Island coastal waters...should winter weather develop.
now temp
29.4°
hi 31.9°
lo 27.9°
humidity
83%
dew point
24.9°
winds
SW@1 mph
barometer
30.12 steady
24hr rain
0.01 in
updated
2/7/16
7:44am


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