It won't be a quiet winter night in Rhode Island tonight. The National Weather Service out of Taunton has issued a gale warning for coastal Rhode Island as officials predict that winds will be picking up significantly in the next few hours.
Gusts could top 30 knots (50 mph) along the coast and up through Narragansett Bay. Officials have issued a wind advisory for Bristol, Kent, Washington and Newport counties from 9 p.m. Tuesday to 3 a.m. Wednesday. Block Island has been issued a high wind warning for the same time period.
Officials are warning that these possibly damaging winds might down tree limbs and power lines. The winds may also cause isolate power outages.
This weather system will also bring mild temperatures, as temperatures drop only into the 40s overnight, and rain.