Monday, January 28, 2013
Snow to begin at 1 p.m., switching to rain from 4 to 7 p.m.
The temperatures are finally climbing out of the basement, but not far enough to prevent a little snow this afternoon, turning into freezing rain just in time for the evening commute. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the afternoon and a Hazardous Weather Outlook in effect till 6 a.m. Tuesday. Beginning at 1 p.m., snow, about 1-2 inches, is expected to start, changing throughout the day to sleet, then freezing rain - expected to begin between 4 and 7 p.m. throughout northern Rhode Island and northern Connecticut. Residents are warned that untreated surfaces will become slippery and conditions will likely slow the afternoon commute.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
National Weather Service offers tips on dealing with extreme cold.
Temperatures in the teens today are forecasted to climb briefly into the 20s before falling again, according to The Weather Channel, with wind chill making that feel more like 10 degrees today and tomorrow. The National Weather Service has provided some tips on dealing with very cold temperatures: The National Weather Service has also posted a series of instructions for dealing with extreme cold and winter storms before, during and after.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Weather Service warns drivers off roads as storm intensifies.
The National Weather Service has upgraded its Winter Storm Watch for the area to a Winter Storm Warning, adding a Wind Advisory, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Special Weather Statement, the last warning against travel tonight. The NWS reports snow will fall tonight at rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour. Rhode Island is expected to get 4 to 8 inches, but a swath of the state and eastern Massachusetts - near Woonsocket - is expected to get 6 to 12 inches. On Sunday, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., the wind advisory warns of winds from 15 to 25 mph with gusts of up to 50 mph. The strongest gusts are expected between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Downed tree limbs and power outages are possible. The NWS also warns against driving in these conditions, especially …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Between 4 and 8 inches of snow accumulation is expected, beginning Saturday morning.
As of 4:43 p.m. on Friday, the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts that will be in effect from Saturday morning through Sunday morning. Saturday's forecast calls for snowfall beginning mid to late Saturday morning with total accumulations between 4 and 8 inches. The heaviest and steadiest snowfall will occur late afternoon into the early evening before tapering off between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m. Sunday. 10-15 mph winds can be expected with gusts up to 25 mph. Residents should be aware that the wintry conditions may make driving difficult with limited visibilities of one quarter to one half mile at times. According to the NWS, anyone traveling in the next 24 to 36 hours should …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The National Weather Service is forecasting the chance of snow this afternoon into tomorrow, with no major accumulations.
Rhode Island could get an early coating of snow this afternoon into tonight, according to the National Weather Service. A hazardous weather advisory and a high-wind warning went into effect just before 4 a.m. on Wednesday, forecasting a 80-percent chance of rain through early afternoon with the possibility of a change to snow until about 8 p.m. Total snowfall should be less than an inch and a half total, the NWS reported. After 8 p.m., the chance of rain is expected to linger until Thursday night. The wind advisory, in effect through Thursday morning, notes that wind speeds are expected to reach 20 to 30 mph, with gusts of 50 mph possible.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Windy conditions could be more problematic due to trees and limbs damaged by Sandy.
Monday, November 5, 2012
As we clean up after Sandy, Rhode Islanders might need to prepare for another storm expected to arrive on Wednesday. According to the National Weather Service, a significant coastal storm is expected to impact Southern New England and the coastal waters on Wednesday. The storm's track and timing are still uncertain. Potential impacts from this coastal storm could include: It'll be a chilly rain, too: The forecast for Coventry is for a high near 46 on Wednesday and a low around 36 on Wednesday night, followed by a high near 49 on Thursday and a low around 34 that night.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
A high wind watch is in effect for Tuesday and Wednesday.
You're about to have a very breezy commute. The National Weather Service (NWS) says strong and possibly damaging winds are expected for late Tuesday into early Wednesday morning throughout Rhode Island. As a result, a high wind watch is in effect through Wednesday. South wind gusts could reach 55 mph, according to NWS, with the strongest gusts occurring near the south coast and higher elevations. The winds could result in downed tree limbs and possibly downed trees, according to the NWS. Take precautions and make sure you secure any outdoor lawn furniture!
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Rhode Island will feel the impact of Hurricane Leslie this weekend.
Hurricane Leslie may be well offshore of New England, but the Ocean State is predicted to still feel an impact for the next few days. The National Weather Service has issued an advisory for coastal Rhode Island, warning of high surfs and dangerous rip currents at beaches facing south and east. Breakers of 12 feet or more are also possible. The high surf and rip tides are anticipated to last into next week, dissipating Tuesday or Wednesday. The threats will lessen on south-facing beaches, but persist in for east-facing beaches for a few days longer. High surf and strong riptides are a danger to swimmers, surfers and to onlookers. Many beaches do not have lifeguards after Labor Day. Onlookers standing on rocks, jetties or sea walls can …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
National Weather Service warns of heavy rain, thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight.
The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Coventry and the northern and central areas of RI for today and tonight. A weak cold front sweeping through New England is acting as a focus for rain with heavy downpours and isolated thunderstorms. Rainfall is expected at 1 inch per hour. A total rainfall of two inches is possible and may lead to urban flooding and small stream flooding, according to the NWS. Showers are likely, with a possible thunderstorm before 4 p.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after. Today will be cloudy, with a high near 80 degrees, and a west wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Friday, August 10, 2012
The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for all of Rhode Island.
There is a tornado watch in effect. The National Weather Service issued the watch around 3:30 p.m. and said it will be in effect until 9 p.m. as severe thunderstorms move through the area. The storms could contain heavy downpours that will cause localized flooding, the weather service said. The weather service also issued a flood advisory and cautioned motorists to not drive into areas where water covers the road. "The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely. Move to higher ground," the weather service said. Please post your photos of the storm to this article by clicking "Upload Photos and Videos" to your right.