The Storm Prediction Center has placed Rhode Island and parts southeastern Massachusetts in a Marginal risk for severe weather today. Based on the graphic above, the best chance for severe weather looks to be JUST to our west. Current radar trends support the idea of most of the severe weather staying west. Our area could see some showers and downpours later this evening as any storms that form weaken.
The risk continues as we head into the day on Thursday. The Storm Prediction Center has placed all of southern New England in a Slight risk for Thursday. Any storms that do form have the possibility of containing heavy rain, gusty winds, and even small hail. Timing looks to be later in the day and during the evening hours, so much of Thursday looks to be dry. However, it will be warmer and more humid.
Above is a breakdown of severe thunderstorm risk categories. Notice how for a Marginal risk, the chance is for isolated severe thunderstorms and a Slight risk is a bit more widespread with scattered severe storms.
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