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Just about perfect fireworks viewing weather on tap!

Sunday and Monday night offer up just about perfect weather for setting up camp to watch the area's fireworks displays. → Read More

Snow and a wintry mix to make for difficult driving Friday morning

Cooler weather has arrived, and snow will soon be with it. CHIME IN: Send us your weather pictures and videos. Friday is a Weather Alert Day in Southern New England as snow starts in the early morning hours and transitions to a wintry mix of mostly sleet by midday. Snow will move in overnight from roughly 1-3am, but from 4-8 am it will be steadiest, perhaps falling at a rate of 1 inch or more… → Read More

Snow continues tonight, expect slick travel into Monday

While much of the snow earlier on Sunday accumulated on the grass and other "non-paved" surfaces, things will change after sunset and through most of Sunday night. Roads will become snow covered and untreated areas will become slick. Please use caution if you will be traveling this evening and even into early Monday morning. → Read More

Heavy rain then ice! Friday travel looks treacherous

Areas of dense fog Thursday night is the result of the mild, humid air mass sitting over the dense snow-pack across southern New England. Dense fog blankets Providence Thursday evening. This will be a concern until the wind picks up a bit, which should happen overnight as the rain intensity increases. CHIME IN: Share your weather images and videos. The rain will be heavy through the morning… → Read More

A dry start with a familiar finish this weekend

High pressure is in FULL control of our Saturday forecast. And it is looking GREAT! After a cool start, temps will rise to near 80 this afternoon. Highs will reach near 80 Saturday afternoon with a light north wind shifting into the south around 5-10mph... a great beach day! Mostly sunny Saturday afternoon. Saturday beach forecast. After one of the rainiest July's on record the last thing any of… → Read More

Mid-week storm has "potential" for big snow but still lots of uncertainty

We started seeing signals of a potentially significant coastal storm LAST Thursday and those signals are still there now. However there is by no means ANY clear certainty on snowfall amounts. No watches or warnings have been posted for our area, yet. The track of this storm has continued to favor an all snow scenario for us for the past several days, the main question remains how close will this… → Read More

Wednesday, March 13: Warm and wet for the rest of the week

We topped out in the low 40s on Wednesday, falling short of our average March high of 47. Now that winds have shifted from the south, we'll be ushering in milder temperatures to finish off the week. StormTeam10 12-Hour Forecast. If we look back just a year ago, we were getting hit with the Blizzard of 2018 -- where many saw A FOOT OF SNOW! Needless to say, none of that to worry about right now. → Read More

Saturday snow will be heavier, wetter than last storm

Snow moving in early Saturday morning will move through fairly quickly. For most of us, it looks to end around noontime Saturday. Unlike the light, fluffy 2-4" system from earlier this week, Saturday's snow will fall while temperatures hover near 30-32 degrees, making this snowfall heavier and wetter. The kind of snow that makes nice snowmen, but is no fun to shovel! → Read More

Snow in the forecast for Wednesday night

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the entire area from Wednesday evening through Thursday morning. A Winter Weather Advisory in effect for the expectation of a few inches of snow Wednesday night into Thursday morning. The reason? A light snowfall spreading in from the west mostly toward the tail end of Wednesday's evening commute. → Read More

Possible Sunday soaker, followed by powerful wind

On the heels of a fairly nice February day on Friday, the weekend will start off dry with seasonable temperatures but it will end on a wet note! A dry start to the weekend, but a rainy finish! Although cloudier than Friday, Saturday still looks like the pick of the weekend before rain arrives Sunday morning. Three big things for the weekend. Rain may move in before sunrise Sunday, with any icing… → Read More

Next round of wintry weather arrives Wednesday evening

The latest storm to bring some wintry weather arrives Wednesday evening, toward the end of the evening commute. Winter Weather Advisories are issued for all of Connecticut, as well as western and central Massachusetts. It is possible that this gets extended to include a portion of Rhode Island and Bristol County, Massachusetts early Wednesday: After a brief period of snow Wednesday evening: Snow… → Read More

Tuesday storm brings a high impact on travel

The good news: Tuesday's morning commute will NOT feature any weather related issues. The bad news: The same cannot be said for the afternoon and evening! As has been the case with most storms this winter, Tuesday's storm brings a variety of precipitation and once again it is ALL about the timing. 3 big things about the Tuesday storm. The snow starts roughly around noontime Tuesday with a few… → Read More

Saturday is Groundhog Day, here's what to expect

Groundhog day is upon us once again and all eyes will be on the tiny town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. We know him as "Phil," but his full, official name is: "Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators and Weather Prophet Extraordinary. " The most famous "forecaster", Punxsutawney Phil. Yeah, I like "Phil" much better, too! His prediction usually takes place around 7:20 a.… → Read More

Snow squalls over, now it's all about the COLD!

They were brief, yet intense, for some of us: Snow squalls reached our area around 5:45-6pm. Ashley Cullinane showed us the conditions on route 295 during our 6PM news. But as the snow squalls continue to move out Wednesday night, the latest round of bitter cold is settling in. A gusty west wind will drop temperatures into the single digits Thursday morning. Low temperatures will be in the… → Read More

Wild changes heading our way

We are in for a series of fast moving changes heading our way in the forecast. Thank goodness the brutal cold and wind chills are retreating north tonight. Temperatures will rise a bit by Wednesday morning and should be near 40 degrees by noontime! Right now we have some concerns for Thursday centered on two main factors: Locally heavy rain AND potentially damaging wind gusts. First the rain: → Read More

Weekend storm: The latest

Storm headlines: Saturday night into Sunday. Latest winter headlines. Start time: First flakes begin around 9-11PM Saturday . Heavy snow for a few hours from midnight through 4-5AM Sunday. A period of heavy snow early Sunday morning. By the time most of us wake Sunday morning the accumulating snow will be over as the snow accumulation occurs on the front end of the storm. Rain, freezing rain and… → Read More

Wintry weather possible late week

It's no secret that this winter season has been slow for snow enthusiasts! After all, it's been two months since that mid-November snowfall. Since then, the snow shovels have been collecting dust! But there is hope for those of you who love yourself some snow! The graphic below shows that the recent trend has been for winter to really get going AFTER the middle of January. → Read More

Coldest stretch so far this winter arrives right on schedule

It really can't be argued that we have gotten off easy so far this winter when it comes to cold and snow. After all, the coldest air and most snow we've seen happened back in November! But that changes this weekend as an arctic air mass spills in to southern New England. Arctic air spills in for Friday through the weekend. Bringing with it the longest stretch of potential sub-freezing… → Read More

Massive east coast storm will impact holiday travel

Thursday and Friday are widely considered to be the two biggest travel days of the Christmas holiday. And, unfortunately, the weather will not cooperate across parts of the country. The three big things as it relates to the Friday storm. In particular, the East Coast! A wide reaching storm brings heavy rain from the Gulf Coast up through New England. → Read More

Snow for Christmas? Chances not in our favor.

Are you dreaming of a..? You know the rest of the song :) It's that time of year when we hear that question more and more. So let's explore the chance of a White Christmas this year. And to begin, let's look at the history. Chance of at least 1" of snow on the ground Christmas morning courtesy Northeast Regional Climate Center. As you can see from the data, it's no surprise which areas in New… → Read More