PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — The first accumulating snow of the season is expected to start Saturday afternoon in Portsmouth. Find out how much snow will fall and when here.
According to the National Weather Service, Portsmouth will between 2 to 6 inches of snow. The snow should start in the afternoon.
From the NWS:
WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING... * WHAT...Heavy snow, sleet, and freezing rain. Total snow and sleet accumulations of 2 to 6 inches. Ice accumulations of one to three tenths of an inch possible, with localized amounts up to one half inch not out of the question. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. * WHERE...In Massachusetts, Southern Bristol MA and Southern Plymouth MA Counties. In Rhode Island, Bristol RI, Washington RI and Newport RI Counties. * WHEN...Mainly Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snow develops by early Saturday evening before changing to sleet, rain and freezing rain around midnight. Any rain changes back to sleet and freezing rain by lunchtime Sunday. A change back to all snow is then possible before ending early Sunday evening. A flash freeze is also possible with a rapid drop in temperatures expected Sunday. Scattered power outages are possible if higher amounts of ice accretion occur. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.