East Providence Weather:
- Monday: Showers. Patchy fog before noon, then Patchy fog after 1pm. High near 61. Windy, with a northeast wind 24 to 32 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
- Monday Night: Showers. The rain could be heavy at times. Patchy fog. Low around 56. Windy, with a southeast wind 25 to 30 mph decreasing to 17 to 22 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 60 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Schools Closed: The East Providence Public Schools are closed Monday because of Hurricane Sandy. The Bradley School in East Providence also announced that it will be closed on Monday. You can follow all school and other closings on the RI Broadcasters Association Closures web page. [Click the link to visit the site.] The page lists all public and private schools, as well as businesses and government agencies. RIBA also allows computer and smartphone users to sign up for email and text alerts on school closures.
East Providence EMA: Click here for important phone numbers and websites provided by the East Providence Emergency Manageny Agency to get you through Hurricane Sandy.
10 Ways to use Patch During Hurricane Sandy: With Hurricane Sandy making its way north this weekend, the need for up-to-the minute information is even more important. At Patch, we will be working around-the-clock to cover the storm, but as with of our reporting, the more interaction we get from users the more comprehensive our coverage will be. East Providence Patch is as much your site as it is ours.
This Day in History: Nearly four decades after he became the first American to orbit the Earth, Senator John Hershel Glenn, Jr., is launched into space again as a payload specialist aboard the space shuttle Discovery. At 77 years of age, Glenn was the oldest human ever to travel in space. During the nine-day mission, he served as part of a NASA study on health problems associated with aging.