Thursday, November 8, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory as strong winds and isolated power outages continue on Thursday morning.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has extended a wind advisory on Thursday morning as strong, damaging winds from a passing nor'easter continue to effect Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. Gusts of up to 45 mph with sustained winds of 20 mph to 30 mph are expected to last through 3 p.m. today. "Winds this strong are capable of downing small tree limbs and branches, possibly causing isolated power outages," states the advisory issued by the NWS in Taunton, MA. "Driving can also be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles." The Newport Pell and Jamestown bridges had closed traffic to box trucks and certain commercial vehicles around 6:15 a.m. due to sustained gusty winds. The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The National Weather Service is forecasting the chance of snow this afternoon into tomorrow, with no major accumulations.
Rhode Island could get an early coating of snow this afternoon into tonight, according to the National Weather Service. A hazardous weather advisory and a high-wind warning went into effect just before 4 am on Wednesday, forecasting a 80-percent chance of rain through early afternoon with the possibility of a change to snow until about 8 pm. Total snowfall should be less than an inch and a half total, the NWS reported. After 8 p.m., the chance of rain is expected to linger until Thursday night. The wind advisory, in effect through Thursday morning, notes that wind speeds are expected to reach 20 to 30 mph, with gusts of 50 mph possible.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Rhode Island is bracing for another storm.
Rhode Island and the Northeast are in store for more weather this week as a nor'easter heads our way Wednesday and into Thursday morning. Forecasters are predicting strong winds between 25 and 35 mph with gusts up to 65 mph. Additionally, the storm will be bringing chilly temperatures and rain – possibly even snow in some areas. The nor'easter is expected to hit the Northeast from Cape Cod down to New York City, which was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy last week. This incoming storm's winds are expecting to be even more damaging as many trees, limbs and structures have already been weakened by last week's superstorm. According to town officials, the storm will bring "very high winds" with the potential for up to two inches of rain. …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Windy conditions could be more problematic due to trees and limbs damaged by Sandy.
As we clean up after Hurricane Sandy, Rhode Islanders might need to prepare for another storm expected to arrive on Wednesday. According to the National Weather Service, a significant coastal storm is expected to impact Southern New England and the coastal waters on Wednesday. The storm's track and timing are still uncertain. Potential impacts from this coastal storm could include:
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Driving is a bit treacherous tonight - be careful!
Across southern Rhode Island tonight, there is a wintery mess out there. The rain turned to a sleety snow around 7 p.m. Wind gusts up to 47 mph will continue through the night, with possible thunder. The snow will continue into the morning, possibly turning to rain late morning. It will clear up as the afternoon, with a high temperature of 44 degrees. The good news: no precipitation is predicted for Monday, Halloween. If you have photos of the snow, share them here.
The first snow of the season is set for Saturday and Sunday. Is it too early?
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Washington County as a Nor'easter approaches. Our area is anticipated to get one to three inches of snow starting this evening until and 8 a.m. Sunday morning. The first snow of the season always brings mixed emotions, especially when it precedes Halloween...and even more so when we were wearing shorts only about four weeks ago. With the upcoming snow, we want to know if you're excited or ticked off.