Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Details about a snow forecast continue to change.
The forecast for a quick developing nor’easter continues to change – the storm is now projected to start in Coventry in the wee hours of Thursday morning. Snow accumulations are expected to be around four to eight inches in most of Rhode Island. Sustained winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour are forecasted, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour. Travel is expected to be most difficult on Thursday night and during the Friday morning commute. The National Weather Service also warns that the information is still developing about the storm. To get their latest updates, click here. We will update as needed depending on the severity and timing of the storm.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
New England may be getting more snow later this week.
Although it's early in the game, some preliminary weather models are projecting that New England will get more snow this week. First, initial projections are predicting that Rhode Island could get 2 to 4 inches Wednesday into Thursday as a smaller system makes its way across the Northeast. More aggressive models project 6 to 8 inches. Unfortunately, that's not all. Another major storm system, currently brewing in the Pacific Northwest, could be heading straight toward New England this weekend. Cold air from Canada is expected to plunge into the storm system and could hit the Northeast or bypass the area and head out to sea. Earliest estimates have the storm hitting Rhode Island Sunday or Sunday night. This storm could pack more of a …
Friday, December 28, 2012
A second storm is headed to the area and could make driving hazardous on Saturday.
Friday, December 28, 2012
A second storm of the week is headed toward New England and will dump a bit more snow onto the area on Saturday. The National Weather Service is predicting Coventry to get about 2 inches of snow in the storm that is expected to start around noon Saturday, ending late Saturday night. Patchy fog is expected to worsen visibility as temperatures warm slightly in the afternoon, topping out around 34. The rest of the weekend and early week is looking better — though cooler — in Coventry. Expect partly sunny skies with temperatures in the low-30s Sunday and Monday, with overnight lows dipping into the teens. New Year's Day should warm a bit, with temps topping out in the high-30s under mostly coudy skies.
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.