Coventry and Providence are under a blizzard watch. But the National Weather Service at 3:46 a.m. Monday cancelled the blizzard watch for East Greenwich, Newport, Narragansett and the rest of Rhode Island. A winter storm warning is in effect for the entire state, except Block Island, which is under a winter storm watch.
For the coast, damaging winds and coastal flooding are likely on Tuesday, the National Weather Service says. “Heavy snow is also likely Tuesday morning before mixing with and possibly changing to rain. Pockets of minor coastal flooding are likely around the time of the mid to late morning Tuesday high tide.”
The High Wind Warning is in effect Tuesday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.
The Coastal Flood Advisory is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Snow is expected to start in the early morning Tuesday.
In a best case scenario, Narragansett, Newport and the coast could wind up with as little as three inches of snow, but eight to 12 inches are likely.
In a worst case situation, 13 inches could smother the coast, while Coventry and Providence could see 17 and 18 inches, respectively.