Liz Burke, WPRO News
An overnight snow brought in 2 to 5 inches around the state. The snow stopped falling before the morning commute hours but, speaking on the WPRO morning news with Gene Valicenti, State Police Captain Ernest Quarry warns drivers to be careful on the roads.
“Although the roads are clear, they’ve been treated by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, I would still caution your motorists to use caution while traveling on the highway with any storm like this, just like you said, there could be some slick spots or iced over areas but I would caution your listeners to use caution and be respectful of one another on the highway,” says State Police Captain Ernest Quarry.
The snow may have stopped for now, but accuweather says the freezing temperatures might be here to stay for a while.
“This is going to be the coldest weather so far this season and the temperature will not get above freezing for the rest of the week or this weekend. Daytime temperatures mostly in the mid 20s, nighttime temperatures in the 7 to 12 range and when you figure in the wind, the accuweather real feel temperature during the nighttime hours will be below zero and during the daytime hours, 5 or 10,” says Accuweather Meteorologist Elliot Abrams.
Accuweather says to be on the lookout for a potential snow storm heading to Rhode Island this weekend.
“We’ll look for mainly dry weather for the rest of the week until Friday. It looks like a storm will develop in the Ohio Valley or the Tennessee Valley Thursday night and Friday and head east, north east passing south of us. That would put us in a snow zone from the end of the day Friday into the early hours Saturday,” says Abrams.