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NWS: Slippery Commute Expected Monday Morning

[NWS] The National Weather Service warns of a slick commute Monday morning.
[NWS] The National Weather Service warns of a slick commute Monday morning.
WARWICK, RI — The National Weather Service warns of scattered showers and snow showers overnight, followed by steady snow later in the morning between midnight and 7 a.m. Monday, creating slippery conditions during the first part of the morning commute.

Any snow that accumulates on roads will melt by mid morning, the weather service reports.

A flood Warning continues for the Pawtuxet River in Cranston until late Monday night.

At 2:45 p.m. Sunday, the Pawtuxet was at 10.2 feet. Flood stage is 9 feet. Minor flooding is occurring, but the water level is expected to continue to fall to below flood stage by Monday night.

The weather service also warned the public to not allow children to play near swollen rivers, streams or culverts. Swiftly moving water can pose an imminent threat.

The NWS noted there’s a potential for significant snow and wind early Wednesday into early Thursday.

“Uncertainty remains on where the rain-snow line will setup, thus too early to say where (inland vs the coast) exactly the greatest risk for significant snow will occur,” the weather service reported.

A few cancellations have been announced due to power outages as of 1 a.m. Monday:

Warwick Kent YMCA School’s Out-CoventryNo AM Daycare
Warwick Kent YMCA School’s Out-EGNo AM Daycare; Power outage at Kent Branch
Warwick Kent YMCA School’s Out-W WwkNo AM Daycare; Kent Branch closed
Warwick Kent YMCA School’s Out-WarwickNo AM Daycare
Warwick Kent YMCA-AM Y’s OwlClosed Today
Warwick Kent YMCA-PM Y’s OwlClosed Today
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