The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for Rhode Island beginning at about 9 pm tonight and lasting until early Thursday morning.
Strong southwest winds of 20 - 30 mph with gusts of 50 - 60 mph will move into the region later this evening, according to the weather service. 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.