UPDATE: Smithfield Public Schools have canceled after-school activities and athletics. Also, the town has issued a parking ban, effective immediately, through noon on Tuesday.
The temperatures are finally climbing out of the basement, but not far enough to prevent a little snow this afternoon, turning into freezing rain just in time for the evening commute.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the afternoon and a Hazardous Weather Outlook in effect till 6 a.m. Tuesday.
Beginning at 1 p.m., snow, about 1-2 inches, is expected to start, changing throughout the day to sleet, then freezing rain - expected to begin between 4 and 7 p.m. throughout northern Rhode Island and northern Connecticut.
Smithfield's Emergency Management Agency reports the Smithfield area can expect to see between 1 - 3 inches of snow and warns untreated surfaces will become slippery and conditions will likely slow the afternoon commute.