A “strong to damaging” wind advisory is in effect for Bristol County and the rest of Rhode Island, according to the National Weather Service.
Two episodes of strong winds are forecast:
The first round will hit Friday morning, with south to southwest wind gusts up to 50 mph.
A second round of strong winds will hit in the
afternoon as a cold front sweeps across the region. Gusts up to 50 mph
The winds could knock down some branches or trees that are still full of leaves. That could result in isolated power outages. Falling branches and trees also could cause problems for drivers.
The “wind advisory” remains in effect until 6 p.m. Friday.