[CONTRIBUTE] Winter Wonderland (Finally?) On the Way

Better late than never - forecasters are predicting snow Saturday.

Rhode Islanders can expect the first substantial snowfall of the season Saturday morning as forecasters are predicting three to six inches of snow.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Saturday between 2 a.m. and 6 p.m. for all of Rhode Island and parts of Massachusetts and Connecticut. As of early, early Saturday morning, the snow was forecasted to start around 5 a.m. and continue throughout the day.

Officials warn that snow is expected to accumulate quickly due to the already cold ground. Untreated surfaces will also become slippery. Motorists are encouraged to allow extra time to reach their locations. 

It's been a bizarre winter thus far, with higher-than-normal temperatures and a curious lack of snow. According to a Providence Journal's piece that ran Friday, Providence had only seen about 2.7 inches of snow as of Thursday. Charlie Foley of NWS states we would have expected "15.5 inches" by now. This time last year, we'd had 23.9 inches.

As usual, due to Narragansett's proximity to the coast, you can take that city snowfall total with a grain of salt. Anywhere from zero to six inches is possible for you, depending on what area of town you're lucky (?) enough to live in.

As with all winter storms, we'd love your pictures of the snow or your kids frolicking in it! To get you in the mood, here is a dog that is in no way related to a Patch editor's family.

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