Snow Expected Early Thursday Morning
Details about a snow forecast continue to change, but Johnston is now forecast to get up to a foot ... or just 3 inches.
The forecast for a quick developing, yet slow-moving, nor’easter continues to change, but the storm is now projected to start in Johnston in the wee hours of Thursday morning, continuing into Friday and dumping as much as a foot of snow on Johnston ... or as little as 3 inches.
Snow accumulation predictions vary depending on which forecaster you ask. As of noon Wednesday, WJAR Channel 10 had the most ambitious prediction, placing Johnston squarely in the 6-12 inch range. WPRI Channel 12 expects 3-6 inches in the town — and most of the state. ABC6 agrees, forecasting just 3-6 inches. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for all of Rhode Island, but has so far declined to make snowfall predications.
Travel is expected to be most difficult on Thursday night and during the Friday morning commute. High winds — gusting up to 50 mph — combined with the heavy, wet snow pose the possibility of power outages throughout the area.
Stick with Patch for updates as they come available.