Good morning

Dry weather for Friday with clouds increasing later in the afternoon and evening. Hurricane Lee will pass well offshore later Friday night into Saturday morning, but it will bring increasing rain and wind to souteastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod. Here in Rhode Island, very little rain is expected and wiind gusts will not be as strong (see wind gusts map below)

Skies will start to clear by Saturday afternoon and evening

TROPICAL STORM WARNING southeast Massachusetts and Cape. Winds could gust between 35 and 50mph in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts, but 50-65mph is possible on the Cape and Islands.

Here are the headlines for Hurricane Lee which will pass to our east Saturday morning. More on Lee below, too.

Hour by Hour // A hourly look at the upcoming conditions »

Beach Friday

Although conditions at the beach will stay dry on Friday, the surf will be very dangerous with a high surf advisory in place and extreme rip current conditions.

Ocean, Bay & Beach // A look at the conditions by the coast »


Lee has continued to weaken to a Category 1 storm in the Atlantic. It’ll continue to move northward and accelerate next 24 hours

Lee is expected to pass between 150 and 180mph to our east Saturday morning.

Winds could gust between 35-50mph late Friday night and early Saturday morning. Some scattered power outages are possible, especially over eastern Massachusetts. A 2 to 4′ storm surge is expected along the eastern Massachusetts coast and Cape Cod Bay

Large ocean waves will impact our area through the weekend. Please stay off of rocks and jetties!

T.J. Del Santo ( is the weekday morning and noon meteorologist for 12 News. Connect with him on Facebook and Twitter.

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