Winter Storm Quinn Will Threaten the Northeast as a Coastal Storm With Heavy Snow and Strong Winds.

Hey guys…so I have a bit of bad news on the weather front.

On the heels of last week’s historic nor’easter, the National Weather Service has issued a new Winter Storm Watch with significant snow for all of Rhode Island* that threatens a thick wet 6-9 inch pounding with heavy blowing winds and gusts up to 40 mph.

*(except for Newport County…as of now, but they predict that we’ll get drenched with heavy rains)

However, if the rain/snow line moves east at all, then Newport faces a backdoor pounding that will make us vulnerable to flooding and promises to be quite a mess.

The NWS advises residents to plan on difficult travel conditions with significant reductions in visibility. Heavy wet snow will increase the risk for downed tree limbs and branches, resulting in possible power outages and additional flooding.

The storm is expected to penetrate our area on Wednesday morning through Thursday morning with the heaviest pounding likely taking place around bedtime Wednesday night.

We’ll keep you up to date as the storm track develops and the NWS provides a more clear forecast, but one thing is for sure, Quinn is going to be blowing really hard and we’re all going to get very wet.