First snow of season arrives Saturday

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.

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