Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Today is the third straight day of high temperatures and higher humidity. It is critical to stay cool. Let us know your plan to stay out of the heat.
At the risk of stating the obvious: It's hot out there. The National Weather Service is forecasting a third straight day with temperatures approaching 90 around Bristol and Warren. Worse, the dew point (a measure of moisture in the air) is higher than 70 degrees again today, producing the humidity that makes it feel much hotter than the actual temperature. While late afternoon thunderstorms — some of which could be severe — forecasted to help cool things off today and for the rest of the week, there are sure to be more heat waves this summer as the entire country continues to experience a blast of hot air. Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States, the weather service reports, resulting in hundreds of deaths each …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Splash-over or minor coastal flooding may be possible this evening.
This week's peak astronomical high tides, which have offered some great photo ops, have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a special weather advisory for coastal Rhode Island. According to officials, splash over and even very minor coast flooding is possible with tonight's high tide in Narragansett Bay. The extreme astronomical high tides and strong winds and waves from storm brewing offshore are combining to create these weather conditions. Narragansett and Point Judith will be the most susceptible to the flooding and splash over, officials add. Tonight's peak tide is anticipated to start around 8 p.m. Anyone living or traveling along the coast are urged to take precaution this evening.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The warning is in effect from noon to 8pm on Tuesday.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
According to the National Weather Service, Bristol and Warren are under a "Red Flag" warning for today. A Red Flag Warning will be in effect today from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Bristol and Warren as well as the rest of Massachusetts except Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, all of mainland Rhode Island, northern Connecticut and southern New Hampshire. "A mild and generally dry air mass continues to promote favorable conditions for fire spread," the NWS' website states. The daytime weather is expected to be sunny with a high near 80 and a west wind traveling from 8 mph to 13 mph, according to the NWS. At night, it should be partly cloudy with a low near 41. The north wind could reach 15 mph, with gusts moving up to 25 mph.
Monday, April 9, 2012
The National Weather Service says conditions today make fires more likely.
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Monday, April 9, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for all of Rhode Island and parts of Massachusetts, noting that weather conditions today could make fires more likely to occur and to spread quickly. The warning went into effect at 10 a.m. this morning and expires at 8 p.m. It comes on the heels of at least two reported fires: a late-night blaze in Newport and an early-morning home fire in Tiverton. The National Weather Service says to expect winds at 15 to 25 mph today, with gusts up to 40 mph. The strongest winds may occur in the late afternoon. Our area will also experience relative humidity ranging from 20 to 28 percent. Temperatures will be near average, with highs in the mid-50s to lower 60s. The NWS is advising residents to…
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
It may be messy but less than an inch of snow accumulation is expected.
We almost made it through February without seeing any more snow, but most parts of Rhode Island may see a dusting and some poor road conditions as we head into the middle of this week. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Rhode Island that will be in effect until 6 p.m. on March 1. Wednesday's forecast calls for rain and snow likely before 3 p.m., turning to snow later on. Less than an inch of snow is predicted, but rain, snow and sleet expected to arrive before 4 a.m. on Thursday may cause slick roads, making morning commutes difficult. So don't break out the snow shovels just yet, but do plan on giving yourself a little extra time getting to and from work on Wednesday and Thursday.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The National Weather Service says more patchy fog is expected for later tonight and tomorrow.
The National Weather Service says residents should expect more fog later tonight and on Thursday. Patchy fog is expected after 7 p.m. tonight with a southeast wind between 3 and 7 mph. More patchy fog is expected Thursday with showers, along with a possible thunderstorm after 5 p.m. Some of the storms Thursday night could produce heavy rainfall. Veterans Day forecast Outdoor Veterans Day ceremonies may also be a little wet before 9 a.m. Friday. A chance of showers is predicted for the morning, while the sun should peak out for the remainder of the day with a high near 53.
Monday, August 15, 2011
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for our area.
On Monday morning, the National Weather Service announced that there could be flash floods in our area throughout the day. The NWS now warns that Bristol and Warren is under a flood watch due to the slow moving storm over New England. According to NWS, there will be widespread rainfall on Monday, accumulating one to three inches, possibly three to five inches into the evening. The NWS reports that the "rainfall amounts will result in sharp rises on rivers and streams," and that rivers could exceed the water capacity. The NWS also warns that urban areas with poor drainage may see flooding as a result of the rain.
The National Weather Service warns of flash flooding today.
A slow moving storm is still moving up the north east and could create flash flood hazards throughout the day on Monday. The National Weather Service warns that periods of heavy rain could result in some minor small stream or poor drainage flooding. Bristol and Warren should expect to see rain through most of the day and some patches of fog. There's an East wind of about 11 mph, but wind gusts could reach 21mph. According to the Weather Channel, areas of Western Long Island have already received 10 inches of rain, and more than two inches in parts of Connecticut.