Storm Forecast Leads to Cancellations

The indoor track and basketball events scheduled for South Kingstown High School are canceled, thanks to a forecasted mid-afternoon snowstorm.

A forecasted afternoon storm that has led to a winter weather advisory from the National Weather Service has now resulted in the cancellation of scheduled South Kingstown sports for Monday.

According to a message on the South Kingstown High School listserv and the RIIL, all of the indoor meets scheduled for tonight at the Providence Career and Technical Academy will be rescheduled. This will also affect the timing for the boys’ freshmen state championship, which will also be rescheduled.

The other South Kingstown sporting events – a game between the boys’ basketball team and Mt. Pleasant, and boys’ and girls’ swim meets – have also been postponed. A make-up date has not yet been announced for the basketball game, but the swim meets are scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 29.

It’s expected that other high schools will modify and cancel games today, based on the weather forecast. Before leaving the house for something tonight, check RIIL.org.

According to the National Weather Service, only about one to two inches of snow is expected, but the brunt will occur between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The snow will give way to sleet and freezing drizzle until 8 p.m., making roads icy during bus rides home and the afternoon commute.

A hazardous weather outlook is in effect because of the icy conditions from 1 p.m. to midnight. While the snow is expected around 2 p.m., this is Rhode Island, so the estimate can vary depending on what part of the state you’re reading this in.

As of now, parking bans are not in effect in local towns. However, you can check the closing network via WJAR Channel 10 by click here.


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