Monday, June 17, 2013
Blue skies will 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 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 occur. Flooding could …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The National Weather Service says the morning commute should be affected.
It's going to be a sloppy Wednesday. The National Weather Service in Taunton said snow and rain is expected in Portsmouth before 2 p.m. Less than a half of an inch of snow is expected before the afternoon. Then, drivers should expect another round of rain and sleet between 2 and 5 p.m., followed by more rain, sleet and snow after 5. The January thaw is over, too. Temperatures in the 40s and 50s, approaching 60 some days, were recorded for much of the past week. Residents should expect a high of 37 degrees today.
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 Portsmouth to get only about an inch of snow in the storm that is expected to start around noon Saturday, ending late Saturday night. But that doesn't mean residents — particularly motorists — can take this storm lightly. The weather service is predicting snow to begin late morning, then switch to rain, before returning to snow. The result could be a slippery mess on roads all over town. And other forecasters are predicting as much as 4-6 inches in the area. Patchy fog is expected to worsen visibility as temperatures warm slightly in the afternoon, topping out around 38. The rest of …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Newport and Bristol Counties.
In case you're stuck indoors or haven't looked outside in awhile, it's looking pretty nasty out there as severe thunderstorms head this way. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for both Newport and Bristol Counties, including Prudence Island. At 3:16 p.m., the NWS doppler radar indicated a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing quarter-size hail. The storms could produce winds with speeds over 60 mph. The storms are moving east at 25 mph. A flash-flood warning has also been issued for other parts of the state, including Kent and Providence Counties, according to The Providence Journal. Northern areas of the state have also reported power outages, as well as hail.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Residents living along Narragansett Bay could see flooding tonight, according to the National Weather Service.
Residents living along the coast should take precautions against possible flooding tonight, according to the National Weather Service. The Taunton, MA, weather office reports that "splash over" and "minor coastal flooding" is possible tonight along Narragansett Bay during high tide. "Peak astronomical tides will combine with strong winds and waves from a storm offshore. This may result in splash over or perhaps some very minor coastal flooding along coastlines in Narragansett Bay," according to the National Weather Service Web site. The peak high tide will take place at 8 p.m. Anyone living along the coast is asked to prepare for minor flooding.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Strong wind gusts are expected, possibly knocking down tree limbs and causing power outages.
Winds could gust to 50 miles per hour on Friday, taking down small tree limbs and branches that could cause power outages, the National Weather Service (NWS) warned in a statement. A wind advisory is in effect from 7 a.m. until midnight on Friday; wind advisories are issued when sustained winds are forecast to be 31 to 39 miles per hour or with gusts ranging between 46 and 57 miles per hour. The NWS said southern New England will see sustained winds blowing 20 to 30 miles per hour to the southwest on Friday, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued the following alert.
Thursday's weather won't be nearly as nice as today's. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Newport County starting at 4 a.m. Thursday and staying in effect until 1 p.m. that day. All of Newport County and Southeastern Massachusetts are included in the advisory, which calls for winds between 20 to 30 miles per hour, and gusts possibly up to 45 miles per hour. The strongest winds are expected between 6 a.m. and noon. In addition to the wind, we can expect rain all day Thursday as well.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
The National Weather Service has issued a wind warning for Rhode Island.
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 …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
The National Weather Service says flooding is possible in low-lying areas.
The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a flood watch for Portsmouth from 5 p.m. this afternoon through Thursday morning. Rain will continue to fall this afternoon with more rain tonight. Some locations could see up to 2.5 inches of rain overnight with more rainfall totals reaching 1.5 to two inches. Flooding in poor drainage and urban areas is likely, along with small stream flooding, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight's Santa Claus visit to Portsmouth neighborhoods has been cancelled due to rain.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The National Weather Service says more patchy fog is expected for later tonight and tomorrow.
Did the dense fog Wednesday impact your morning commute? If it did, you weren't alone. A few users had this to say about the fog on the Portsmouth Patch Facebook page: Prudence Island was invisible until just a little while ago! — Donna Nathlar Barone (Posted at noon on Wednesday) Yes very thick! I could barely see the stop lights while driving into work this morning!! — Jennie Nestlerode Yes, yes I did. Had to put my fog lights on while driving. — Carol Drew Brierley 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 …