Good Tuesday Morning

We continue to monitor localized flooding across parts of northern Rhode Island and into Attleboro. The heaviest rain has moved out. but still some lingering flooding

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FLOOD WATCH continues Tonight. Localized showers and isolated t’storms will lead to some street and poor drainage flooding. Please, do not attempt to drive through a flooded roadway. Find another way to your destination.


Even though widespread heavy rain has ended in this area, we are still getting some runoff from small rivers, streams, and creeks that are maintaining flooding and standing water in some areas.


Also, the WOONASQUATUCKET RIVER in Centerdale RI is above flood stage right now

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Morning clouds and fog will give way to partial sun on Tuesday, but a couple of isolated showers are possible in the afternoon.

It’ll still be quite humid on Tuesday and again on Wednesday before less humid air arrives on Thursday.


We continue to monitor Hurricane Lee, which is well north of the Leeward Islands. Lee has winds of 115 mph as of 11pm Monday

Lee is expected to start moving northward Tuesday night and Wednesday. Notice the “cone of uncertainty” with Lee (below). The storm has the potential to track anywhere within that cone. We expect Lee to stay to pass to our east which spares us the storm surge, but large ocean waves will begin to impact our ocean-facing beaches by the end of this week. Rain and wind from Lee are possible across the Cape and Islands Friday night into Saturday morning.

The bottom line…still need to watch closely, but the trend seems to favor the center of the storm staying just offshore….nonetheless stay tuned for updates

Looking farther ahead, we can use “Spaghetti Plots”. Each white line is a forecast storm track from various runs of our computer models. They all continue to converge on a path to our east.

We may get grazed with some wind and rain, but a track closer to us will give us more in the way of rain/wind……Meanwhile a track further east and offshore would mean a nicer Saturday…stay tuned for updates

6-10 foot waves are possible on our ocean-facing beaches, and dangerous rip currents are expected later this week. Please stay off of rocks and jetties this week.

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