...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 9 PM this evening to 1 am EST Tuesday...
* locations...south coasts of both Massachusetts and Rhode Island
* hazard types...heavy snow along with a period of sleet and freezing rain possible.
* Accumulations...snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches...along with around a trace of ice.
* Timing...snow develops after midnight tonight. Snow falls heavy at times Monday morning at the rate of 1 to 3 inches per hour which will impact the morning rush hour. Snow will likely mix with and change to a period of sleet and freezing rain and possibly plain rain for a time late Monday morning into the afternoon. Any mixed precipitation will change back to snow mid to late afternoon before ending Monday evening.
* Impacts...hazardous travel is expected along with snow covered roads and poor visibility. Blowing and drifting snow also expected.
* Winds...northeast 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
* Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times.
A Winter Storm Warning is issued when an average of 6 or more inches of snow is expected in a 12 hour period...or for 8 or more inches in a 24 hour period. Travel will be slow at best on well treated surfaces...and quite difficult on any unplowed or untreated surfaces.