Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A winter storm is expected to hit the area, starting Friday morning.
It's time to stock up on the bread and milk: a winter storm is expected to hit Rhode Island this Friday. The National Weather Service out of Taunton has issued a winter storm watch, effective late Thursday night through Saturday afternoon, for Rhode Island and southeast Massachusetts. The watch states there is a "very high confidence in over six inches of snow" with a "potential for a foot or more." Light snow will start Friday morning and increase with intensity as the afternoon unfolds. Forecasters warn there may be a brief period of rain, but conditions will turn back to heavy snow before nighttime. Snowfall is expected to be heavy, with two to three inches of snow possible per hour – making travel "nearly impossible." The storm …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
National Weather Service Alert In Effect Through 8 a.m. Thursday.
The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for North Kingstown and the rest of the state, beginning at about 9 p.m. tonight and lasting through the evening till 8 a.m. Thursday. Strong southwest winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts of 50 to 60 mph will move into our area later this evening. In addition to the wind, 3/4 inch to 1 inch of rain is possible with this system and some localized flooding may occur. Damage to trees, power lines and property is possible with winds at these speeds, according to the alert. Officials also caution people to secure outdoor objects to prevent them from being blown around during the evening.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Snow to begin at 1 p.m., switching to rain from 4 to 7 p.m.
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Monday, January 28
The temperatures are finally climbing out of the basement, but not far enough to prevent a little snow this afternoon, turning into freezing rain just in time for the evening commute. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the afternoon and a Hazardous Weather Outlook in effect till 6 a.m. Tuesday. Beginning at 1 p.m., snow (about 1 to 2 inches) is expected to start, changing throughout the day to sleet, then freezing rain – expected to begin between 4 and 7 p.m. throughout northern Rhode Island and northern Connecticut. North Kingstown is expected to get about an inch of snow during the day and night.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Forecasters are predicting some areas of Rhode Island will get up to 4 inches of snow Wednesday.
It may have felt like spring earlier this week with those 60º temperatures on Monday, but the winter chill is back starting Wednesday. The National Weather Service is now predicting snow for Wednesday as temperatures will plummet into the upper 20s and lower 30s Tuesday night and into Wednesday. Snow is expected to move in after midnight. Northern Rhode Island could see anywhere between 2 to 4 inches of snow throughout Monday. Coastal areas and southern Rhode Island are expected to get 1 to 2 inches while the coastline will see a coating of up to 1 inch. Forecasters are also predicting rain and sleet to be in the mix tomorrow.
Friday, December 28, 2012
A second storm is headed to the area and could make driving hazardous on Saturday.
Friday, December 28, 2012
A second storm of the week is headed toward New England and will dump a bit more snow onto the area on Saturday. The National Weather Service is predicting North Kingstown will get about 1 to 3 inches of snow in the storm that is expected to start around noon Saturday, ending late Saturday night. Other forecasters are predicting as much as 5 inches in the area. Patchy fog is expected to worsen visibility as temperatures warm slightly in the afternoon, topping out around 34. The rest of the weekend and early week is looking better — though cooler — in NK. Expect partly sunny skies with temperatures in the low-30s Sunday and Monday, with overnight lows dipping into the teens. New Year's Day should warm a bit, with temps topping out in the …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Reports of power outages are starting to come in across the state.
Update, 7:55 p.m. – Power outages in North Kingstown have jumped to 7,410 – nearly 57 percent of residents. Across the state, more than 108,000 National Grid customers are without power. Update - 7:32 p.m.: National Grid reports repair crews will have to take a renewed stab at restoring power in North Kingstown and other areas tomorrow morning after the worst of the storm has passed. Charlotte McCormack, spokesperson for National Grid, said that crews were taken in hours ago after winds reached speeds greater than 30 mph. Crews have been focused on any work that could be done without putting staff up in the utility's bucket trucks, "specifically for safety reasons," McCormack said. She said according to reports, the damage was caused by…
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 …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Heat index values expected to top 100 degrees.
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Loving the heat this summer? Well, it's continuing today but may reach dangerous levels – so don't try to love it too much. According to the National Weather Service, a heat advisory has been issued for North Kingstown today. The advisory will be in effect from 1 to 7 p.m. What does this mean for you? Residents can expect temperatures to peak in the mid 90s, with humidity levels reaching 70 degrees. The combined readings will make it feel closer to 102. Heat index values that reach 103 degrees will result in dangerous conditions for those spending prolonged periods of time outdoors. To reduce the risk of heat illness, the NWS recommends drinking plenty of fluids, staying in an air-conditioned room and out of the sun. Any outdoor activities…
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Hold on to your hat — it's going to stay windy into early Friday morning.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a wind advisory for the entire state until 2 a.m. on Friday. There is also a cold front approaching the area tonight and light rain or showers are expected. A wind advisory is issued when winds are forecasted to be 31 to 39 mph or wind gusts will be between 46 and 57 miles per hour. Winds this strong can cause isolated power outages or downed tree limbs. Driving can also be difficult, especially for taller vehicles. All Rhode Islanders are reminded to watch for downed power lines or tree branches and to drive carefully. The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) is monitoring updates from municipalities and from National Grid for reports of any power outages or other wind-related…