Thursday, October 11, 2012
Temperatures will dip below freezing this weekend.
The first freeze of the season is upon us. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a freeze watch for most of Rhode Island this weekend. According to NWS, temperatures will dip into the lower 30s Friday night and into Saturday morning in central and southern Rhode Island. The freeze watch goes into effect Friday around midnight. The freeze may kill sensitive vegetation, possibly bringing an end to this year's growing season. On the flip side, it may put an end to another season – mosquito season. Sports teams across the state have had to mix up their schedules for the past month following the rise in mosquito-borne illnesses found across the state. Many school departments, heeding the advice of the Department of Health, rescheduled …
Monday, September 17, 2012
A high wind watch is in effect for Tuesday and Wednesday.
You're about to have a very breezy commute. The National Weather Service (NWS) says strong and possibly damaging winds are expected for late Tuesday into early Wednesday morning throughout the Ocean State. As a result, a high wind watch is in effect through Wednesday. South wind gusts could reach 55 mph, according to NWS, with the strongest gusts occurring near the south coast and higher elevations. The winds could result in downed tree limbs and possibly downed trees, according to the NWS. Take precautions and make sure you secure any outdoor lawn furniture!
Friday, September 7, 2012
Rhode Island will feel the impact of Hurricane Leslie this weekend.
Hurricane Leslie may be well offshore of New England, but the Ocean State is predicted to still feel an impact for the next few days. The National Weather Service has issued an advisory for coastal Rhode Island, warning of high surfs and dangerous rip currents at beaches facing south and east. Breakers of 12 feet or more are also possible. The high surf and rip tides are anticipated to last into next week, dissipating Tuesday or Wednesday. The threats will lessen on south-facing beaches, but persist in for east-facing beaches for a few days longer. High surf and strong riptides are a danger to swimmers, surfers and to onlookers. Many beaches do not have lifeguards after Labor Day. Onlookers standing on rocks, jetties or sea walls can …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
National Weather Service warns of heavy rain, thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for North Kingstown and most of West Bay for today and tonight. A weak cold front sweeping through New England is acting as a focus for rain with heavy downpours and isolated thunderstorms. Rainfall is expected at 1 inch per hour. A total rainfall of two inches is possible and may lead to urban flooding and small stream flooding, according to the NWS. Showers are likely, with a possible thunderstorm before 4 p.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after. Today will be cloudy, with a high near 80 degrees, and a west wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Most of Rhode Island is now under a flood advisory.
Mother Nature may held off on the rainy weather through most of Labor Day weekend, but Tuesday afternoon is looking to be a wet one. The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for much of Rhode Island as the remnants of Hurricane Isaac move through the region. Tuesday's stoms may bring minor flooding of poor drainage area and small streams. Heavy bands of heavy rain will continue moving across Connecticut and the Ocean State with rainfall rates up to one inch per hour are possible. The storm system is expected to leave the area by mid afternoon. The advisory expires at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, August 10, 2012
The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for all of Rhode Island.
There is a tornado watch in effect. The National Weather Service issued the watch around 3:30 p.m. and said it will be in effect until 9 p.m. as severe thunderstorms move through the area. The storms could contain heavy downpours that will cause localized flooding, the weather service said. The weather service also issued a flood advisory and cautioned motorists to not drive into areas where water covers the road. "The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely. Move to higher ground," the weather service said. Please post your photos of the storm to this article by clicking "Upload Photos and Videos" to your right.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued another weather advisory for Rhode Island.
More severe weather is on the way for Rhode Island Thursday afternoon as the National Weather Service out of Taunton, MA has issued yet another weather advisory for the Ocean State. NWS warns there is a threat of a "severe thunderstorm outbreak" this afternoon and tonight. Weather officials are predicting "significant severe thunderstorms," with damaging wind gusts and large hail. There is even a chance of "isolated tornadoes" for western Massachusetts and Connecticut, according to the weather advisory. Though western Massachusetts and northern Connecticut look to get the brunt of the storms, the entire region (including Rhode Island and southeast Massachusetts) have the potential for severe weather – especially from 4 p.m. to midnight. …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Weather officials have issued another severe thunderstorm watch for the state.
We’re not out of the storm yet. The National Weather Service has issued another severe thunderstorm watch for Rhode Island today. The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency is predicting downpours, hail and lightning for this afternoon. NWS warns there is a low probability for more severe weather Thursday and Friday. The watch is in effect is until 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The National Weather Service warns of severe thunderstorms this afternoon.
It's time to scrap those plans to take a dip in the pool or fly a kite this afternoon. The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the region. The watch will go into effect this afternoon until 9 p.m., according to the watch alert. Thunderstorms will begin developing before 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, gradually becoming more numerous as the afternoon progress. NWS warns that some storms will likely bring strong to damaging winds, as well as large hail with torrential downpours. According to NWS, the risk of severe thunderstorms diminishes with sunset, but this evening's strong storms will likely continue into the evening. Flash flooding could pose a problem after sunset. A handful of locations could receive as …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Splash over or minor coastal flooding may be possible this evening.
This week's peak astronomical high tides, which have offered some great photo ops, have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a special weather advisory for coastal Rhode Island. According to officials, splash over and even very minor coast flooding is possible with tonight's high tide in Narragansett Bay. The extreme astronomical high tides and strong winds and waves from storm brewing offshore are combining to create these weather conditions. Narragansett and Point Judith will be the most susceptible to the flooding and splash over, officials add. Tonight's peak tide is anticipated to start around 8 p.m. Anyone living or traveling along the coast are urged to take precaution this evening.