Thursday, July 26, 2012
The National Weather Service says to expect strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening.
Severe thunderstorms are expected this afternoon into the early evening hours, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). According to the NWS, the storms could bring damaging wind gusts and large hail. Isolated tornados are also possible, says the NWS. The greatest threat of damage will be throughout Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut. However, severe weather is expected for the entire region from 4 p.m. through midnight. The NWS says residents should "keep an eye to the sky" and move indoors if threatening weather approaches.
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 (NWS) 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
Residents report outages throughout the city.
Residents have definitely been feeling the rage of Wednesday's thunderstorm. According to reports posted to the East Providence Patch Facebook page, the Linn Health Care Center run by United Methodist Health Care lost power in addition to many resident homes. "We lost power 2 times for a few moments and cable 3 times!," wrote Heather Laura-Robinson from the Pierce Field area. Traffic lights in Rumford have also stopped functioning, said users.
The National Weather Service warns of severe thunderstorms 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 much as two to three inches of rainfall in a short period of time.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The first official day of summer hit temperatures in the '90s.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory lasting until 7 p.m. tonight as temperatures throughout the region reached up into the '90s. Experts recommend to stay out of the sun, take frequent water breaks and reschedule outdoor activities until later in the day. Animals and children should not be left in vehicles. The timing is appropriate as today is the first day of summer, also known as summer solstice. The actual moment of the solstice will occur at about 7:09 p.m. this evening, while the sun sits directly above the Pacific Ocean to the west of Hawaii. As you may remember from your grade school science lessons, the seasons and the changing lengths of the day and night throughout the year are a result of the Earth's axial tilt…
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The dry air creates a fire danger, according to the National Weather Service.
A Red Flag Warning will be in effect today from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. through all of mainland Rhode Island, northern Connecticut, southern New Hampshire and Masschusetts. "A mild and generally dry air mass continues to promote favorable conditions for fire spread," the NWS' website states. The daytime weather is expected to be sunny with a high near 80 and a west wind traveling from 8 mph to 13 mph, according to the NWS. At night, it should be partly cloudy with a low near 41. The north wind could reach 15 mph, with gusts moving up to 25 mph.
Monday, April 9, 2012
The National Weather Service says conditions today make fires more likely.
Monday, April 9, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for all of Rhode Island and parts of Massachusetts, noting that weather conditions today could make fires more likely to occur and to spread quickly. The warning went into effect at 10 a.m. this morning and expires at 8 p.m. It comes on the heels of at least two reported fires: a late-night blaze in Newport and an early-morning home fire in Tiverton. The National Weather Service says to expect winds at 15 to 25 mph today, with gusts up to 40 mph. The strongest winds may occur in the late afternoon. Our area will also experience relative humidity ranging from 20 to 28 percent. Temperatures will be near average, with highs in the mid-50s to lower 60s. The NWS is advising residents to…
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
It may be messy but less than an inch of snow accumulation is expected.
We almost made it through February without seeing any more snow, but most parts of Rhode Island may see a dusting and some poor road conditions as we head into the middle of this week. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Rhode Island that will be in effect until 6 p.m. on March 1. Wednesday's forecast calls for rain and snow likely before 3 p.m., turning to snow later on. Less than an inch of snow is predicted, but rain, snow and sleet expected to arrive before 4 a.m. on Thursday may cause slick roads, making morning commutes difficult. So don't break out the snow shovels just yet, but do plan on giving yourself a little extra time getting to and from work on Wednesday and Thursday.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
The National Weather Service reports snowfall will accumulate throughout Saturday night into Sunday morning.
Candy bowls haven't yet been set outside in anticipation of trick-or-treaters - and yet, a mix of rain and snow is predicted to last until Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service. A winter storm advisory will remain in affect until 8 a.m. Sunday morning. Saturday's wet weather is anticipated to last until 11 a.m. the next morning, according to weather reports. Some thunder is also possible. It could be blustery, with a north wind between 20 and 22 mph, with gusts as high as 48 mph. On Sunday, it will be cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 45 degrees. It will be breezy, with a northwest wind between 18 and 25 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New snow …