The National Weather Service has issued a high-wind warning for Rhode Island beginning at about 9 pm todayt and lasting until early Thursday morning.
Strong southwest winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts of 50 to 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 weather 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. You should also secure outdoor objects to prevent them from being blown around during the evening.