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UPDATE: Freezing Rain Expected During Evening Commute

Snow to begin at 1 p.m., switching to rain from 4 to 7 p.m.

 

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. 

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