A winter storm is expected to bring snow and strong winds to Rhode Island.
NBC 10 Meteorologist Gary Ley says periods of light rain or snow will begin during the daylight hours on Wednesday.
It will become windy with rain and snow in the evening. We can expect accumulation of 1 to 3 inches of wet snow, mainly in higher elevations.
The weather service warns that roads could get slippery and travel could be difficult.
The high winds could also cause power outages.
On Block Island, the weather service advises that there could be some minor coastal flooding, which could cause beach erosion in areas hit hard hit by Superstorm Sandy.
After pummeling the nation's midsection with heavy snow, the late-winter storm made its way Wednesday to the nation's capital, where residents braced for the possibility of power outages.
As the storm closed in, the federal government said its offices in the Washington, D.C., area would be closed Wednesday. Many major school systems around Washington and Baltimore announced pre-emptive closures as well.
Officials said outages were the biggest potential problem from the storm, which was expected to dump 5 to 11 inches of snow in Washington and Baltimore by Wednesday night. Minor tidal flooding was possible along the Delaware coast, the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay and the lower Potomac River, the National Weather Service said.
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