The National Weather Service anticipates accumulating snow this weekend, starting late Friday and lasting through Monday. 

Dangerously cold wind chills will develop in the interior tonight, bringing snow with it to Cape Ann and Cape Cod. A wind advisory is also in effect through Saturday, with winds expected up to 25 mph and gusts up to 50 mph.

A winter storm watch begins Sunday evening and lasts through Monday night. This storm could bring upwards of six inches of snow within a 12 hour period and eight or more inches within 24 hours.

The areas affected by this winter storm include Providence, Taunton, Brockton, Plymouth, Fall River, New Bedford, Mattapoisett, Bristol, Newport and other communities along eastern Rhode Island and the South Coast.

If you plan to be on the road this weekend, be sure to monitor later forecasts and be ready to alter your travel plans should this storm really take off.