The last storm's two feet of snow has begun to melt away, and streets are clear again, but keep your shovels handy — the weekend is bringing us more white stuff.
The local forecast calls for snow to begin Saturday afternoon, switch to a mix of rain and snow in the evening, and then return to snow overnight, according to the National Weather Service. It should continue snowing into Sunday afternoon, but snowfall estimates have not been made yet.
The best chance for highest snow totals is north of the Mass Pike, but the threat for a period of heavy snow is a possibility throughout the region. Downed tree limbs resulting in power outages can be expected if this heavy snow materializes for our area. Also, high winds are expected during the storm, according to Smithfield's Emergency Management Agency. The national weather service does not have an estimate for snowfall from the storm yet, since it's still three days away.
WPRI Meteorologist Michelle Muscatello predicts the chance for the most accumulation in RI will likely be to the west and north of Providence.
What's your guess? How much will the third consecutive weekend snowstorm leave behind this time?
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