First Accumulated Snowfall Of The Season Melts Quickly, More Possible Later This Week

Dec 5, 2016

Rhode Islanders saw the first accumulated snowfall of the season Monday morning. Less than an inch of snow fell across most parts of the state, and much of it melted within a few hours. Across the state most areas saw less than an inch of snow, with a full inch in parts of Washington County, and Cranston.

National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Simpson says Rhode Island could see more snow Wednesday into Thursday.

“But probably not as much accumulation because it was cold this morning, so really can’t infer too much as far as the future winter is concerned,” said Simpson.

Simpson says temperatures are hovering several degrees below average for this time of year.

“So this week will be in the low forties, as far as highs,” said Simpson. “We can’t infer too much from this event, but maybe a little more snow on Wednesday into Thursday.”

A hazardous weather outlook from the National Weather Service remains in place through Monday evening.