Blizzard Watch canceled; Accumulating snow arrives Tuesday AM

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — While a Blizzard Watch is canceled, accumulating snow is still on the way for Portsmouth. How much snow? Find out here. 

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), snow will arrive between 5 and 7 a.m. Tuesday. Snow could fall heavy at times at a rate of 2 to 4 inches per hour. 

A total of 8 to 12 inches of snow is expected to fall on Portsmouth, according to the NWS. 

New: Snow could change to sleet and rain in the afternoon in Portsmouth. However, this will not be the case for inland areas of Rhode Island, including Providence. 

Parking Ban and Closings

A Parking Ban is in effect for Portsmouth from 7 a.m. Tuesday until further notice.


The Portsmouth Transfer Station is closed Tuesday. 

No other closings have been announced at this time. Portsmouth Press will update as more information becomes available. Please check back! 

Winter Storm Warning 

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the Portsmouth area from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday. 

The Winter Storm Warning reads as follows: 

* LOCATIONS...Much of Southeast Massachusetts and southern
  Rhode Island.

* HAZARD TYPES...Heavy snow and strong winds.

* ACCUMULATIONS...Snow accumulation of 8 to 12 inches.

* TIMING...Snow begins between 5 and 7 am Tuesday morning. The
  snow will quickly become heavy with 2 to 4 inch per hour
  snowfall rates possible at times through late Tuesday morning.
  Snow could change to sleet and rain Tuesday afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Dangerous travel conditions due to poor visibility and
  snow covered roads, especially Tuesday morning through early
  Tuesday afternoon. Strong winds may result in scattered power

* WINDS...Northeast 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* VISIBILITIES...One quarter mile or less at times.


A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow are
expected. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

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