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Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Watch
Issued: 9:58 AM EST Jan. 18, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Saturday afternoon
through Sunday evening...

* what... heavy snow, sleet, and freezing rain. Total snow and
sleet accumulations of 2 to 6 inches. Ice accumulations of one
to three tenths of an inch possible, with localized amounts up
to one half inch not out of the question. Winds could gust as
high as 40 mph.

* Where... in Massachusetts, southern Bristol MA and southern
Plymouth MA counties. In Rhode Island, Bristol RI, Washington
RI and Newport RI counties.

* When... mainly Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon.

* Additional details... snow develops by early Saturday evening
before changing to sleet, rain and freezing rain around
midnight. Any rain changes back to sleet and freezing rain by
lunchtime Sunday. A change back to all snow is then possible
before ending early Sunday evening. A flash freeze is also
possible with a rapid drop in temperatures expected Sunday.
Scattered power outages are possible if higher amounts of ice
accretion occur.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.