PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Don’t let the sunshine fool you. Heavy snow squalls and whiteout conditions are possible Sunday afternoon in Portsmouth.
The sun might be shining, but an Arctic Front will bring scattered snow squalls late this afternoon and early evening. The snow squalls could produce heavy snow and whiteout conditions for a brief time, making travel difficult.
The scattered squalls could bring another 1 to 2 inches of snow in less than hour, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). The snow squalls are expected between 3 and 9 p.m. Sunday.
From the NWS Taunton office:
AN ARCTIC FRONT WILL TRIGGER SCATTERED SNOW SQUALLS ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION THIS AFTERNOON. A FEW OF THE SQUALLS COULD BE BRIEFLY HEAVY WITH LOCALIZED NEAR WHITE OUT CONDITIONS FOR A TIME. THESE MORE INTENSE SQUALLS WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO QUICKLY DEPOSIT AN INCH OR TWO OF ACCUMULATION IN LESS THAN HOURS TIME. AS A RESULT ROADS WILL BRIEFLY BECOME SNOW COVERED AND GIVE WAY TO SLIPPERY TRAVEL.