Monday, June 17, 2013
Blue skies expected to turn to thunder and lightning by Monday afternoon.
Don't let those sunny blue skies outside fool you. Meteorologists are predicting severe rain and lightning throughout the region on Monday afternoon and Tuesday. The National Weather Service says a few strong and severe thunderstorms are likely to crop up this afternoon and continue throughout Tuesday. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop throughout East Providence and Rhode Island between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. today, but activity will be hit-or-miss depending on the region. Thunderstorms have the potential to become strong to severe, according to a hazardous weather outlook issued by the National Weather Service station in Taunton, MA. Large hail, damaging winds, dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning and localized flooding could …
Monday, June 10, 2013
Flood warning issued for approaching storm in Southern New England.
The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a flood watch for much of Southern New England starting tonight and lasting through Tuesday evening. Rainfall will become heavy this evening, falling at a rate of 1 inch per hour. Rain will drop off briefly in the morning before increasing intensity in the afternoon and evening. An additional 1 to 2.5 inches of rain can be expected on top of the more than three inches the area received from the storm last Friday and Saturday. The National Weather Service warns that flooding may occur in urban, poor drainage and small stream and river areas during this time.
Friday, June 7, 2013
Areas prone to flooding and near rivers and streams should be on alert for possible flooding as the remnants of Tropical Storm Andrea move in on Friday.
Flooding is possible as the remnants of Tropical Storm Andrea move into the Rhode Island area on Friday afternoon. The National Weather Service issued the flood watch on Thursday afternoon and it runs from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning, meaning there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. The heaviest rain is expected Friday afternoon through Friday night, the weather service said, with a total of two to three inches expected with up to four inches possible. Top concern is for urban and poor drainage areas, plus near small rivers and streams which could sharply rise in the heavy rain. The weather service recommends residents monitor weather forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Anyone who lives in…
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Forecasters are predicting thunderstorms will develop again this afternoon.
Thunderstorm enthusiasts rejoice: More severe weather is on the way. The National Weather Service out of Taunton is predicting another wave of thunderstorms will hit southern New England Wednesday afternoon. The severe weather is expected to begin around 2 p.m. as it heads east from New York. The NWS warns that some of the storms, which will go into the evening until about 9 p.m., may be severe at times – especially to the north and west of I-95. The main threat from these storms will be damaging winds. Those with outdoor plans this afternoon and evening should have a safe place to go -- such as a vehicle or indoors -- if the storms approach. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
You are advised to monitor weather and seek shelter in event of hazardous weather.
The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement calling for the possibility of severe thunderstorms this afternoon. Thunderstorms have already been forming in southern New Hampshire and additional storms are expected to develop across Massachusetts, northern Connecticut and parts of Rhode Island during the afternoon hours. Some of these storms will produce damaging wind gusts, hail, lightning and heavy rainfall. The main threats will be gusting winds and heavy downpourts, according to the NWS. Residents should closely monitor weather conditions during the afternoon hours and take shelter immediately should dangerous weather develop.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Gusty northwest winds are expected Friday afternoon.
The National Weather Service is warning of elevated fire weather conditions developing Friday afternoon and continuing into Saturday in Rhode Island. Gusty northwest winds are expected Friday afternoon. The winds plus dry conditions will create a fire hazard, according to the NWS. Elevated fire conditions will continue through mid-day Saturday, but winds should diminish in the afternoon. There is a “low probability” that southwest winds on Sunday will cause a wind advisory. The elevated fire weather conditions stretch from Rhode Island to Massachusetts.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Snow and sleet are expected to fall overnight into Tuesday morning with several inches of slush and snow anticipated.
You will probably wake up Tuesday morning with several inches of snow and slush on the ground in Barrington. A storm system is expected to dump snow and sleet overnight Monday into Tuesday morning, making the commute very messy and possibly slippery on the eve of spring. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory and the Weather Channel is forecasting that there could be an accumulation of 3 to 4 inches before the snow changes over to sleet and then rain around mid-morning. Precipitation should be all rain later Tuesday morning with temperatures climbing up into the low to mid 40s.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Three of the major weather forecasters are calling for 3-7 inches of snow with some rain mix today and overnight into Friday morning in most of Rhode Island.
The National Weather Service and the Weather Channel both are calling for 3 to 7 inches of snow to fall on Barrington and most of Rhode Island starting this morning and continuing overnight into Friday morning. Accuweather.com is calling the coastal storm a “sloppy mess” with accumulating snow from 3-6 inches. Most of the snowfall is expected to come overnight. Rain will mix with the snow this afternoon. A winter weather advisory from the NWS was to go into effect from 7 am Thursday to 1 pm Friday. The snow is expected to be heavy and wet with strong winds that could cause scattered power outages. Gusts of wind could reach 50 mph with most wind speeds at 20 to 30 mph. Temperatures will be in the lower 30s. The strong ocean storm is …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Between 12 and 24 inches of snow accumulation is expected beginning Friday morning.
Thursday, February 7
The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch for Providence county and most of Rhode Island effective from Friday morning through Saturday afternoon, Feb. 8-9. Much of Rhode Island and eastern Massachusetts will feel the impact of heavy snow with accumulations of 12 to 24 inches expected and the potential for blizzard conditions. Light snow is expected to begin by Friday morning and increase in intensity throughout the day with the heaviest snowfall occurring Friday night into Saturday morning. Snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour are possible during that time. Residents should be aware that travel will be dangerous and may become nearly impossible due to blowing and drifting snow, up to 25 mph winds and gusts up to 55 …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
National Weather Service alert is in effect until early Thursday morning.
Wednesday, January 30
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.