PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — A High Wind Watch is in effect through Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
Portsmouth could see wind speeds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 55 mph from Monday morning through the afternoon.
“These strong winds are capable of downing trees and power lines…as well causing property damage,” according to the NWS.
“A High Wind Watch means the potential exists for a damaging wind event. These strong winds are capable of downing trees and power lines…as well causing property damage.
“If a high wind warning is issued…stay inside and away from windows.”
A parking ban is also in effect for Portsmouth until Monday at 3 p.m.
Winter Weather Advisory
A Winter Weather Advisory is also in effect for Portsmouth until Monday at 7 p.m.
Snow was falling as of 1 p.m. Sunday. The snow is expected to turn to rain and back to snow by Monday morning.
The NWS posted the following Winter Weather Advisory on its website:
* HAZARD TYPES...Periods of snow, sleet and freezing rain. * ACCUMULATIONS...2 to 4 inches of snow. * TIMING...A wintry mix will start later this morning (Sunday), transitioning to a mix of both rain and snow at times before becoming all rain late in the day. Some snow will return late tonight and continue Monday. * IMPACTS...The heavy snow will create snow covered roads and produce scattered power outages. Strong winds will lead to blowing snow...reduced visibility...and additional power outages. * WINDS...North 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. * TEMPERATURES...In the lower 30s. * VISIBILITIES...One quarter mile or less at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow...sleet...or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities...and use caution while driving.