WEATHER ALERT: Heat Advisory for inland areas Friday afternoon. The combination of the warm temperatures and humidity will make it feel like the lower 90s. However it is not expected to be as hot as Thursday. Communities in the heat advisory include Providence, Warwick, West Warwick, Cranston, Woonsocket, Taunton and Attleboro.

Good Friday Morning

Very warm and humid today, but not expected to be as hot as yesterday

High Temperatures Observed Yesterday

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

FRIDAY FORECAST: Very Warm, But Not As Hot

Friday will feature a mix of clouds and hazy sun, and it likely won’t be as hot as yesterday..highs should be in the mid-80s. It will still be quite humid, however.

The Friday afternoon heat index values will be in the low 90s across interior locations and northern suburbs

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

TROPICS: Hurricane Lee Continues To Strengthen

Lee is now a major Category 5 hurricane with winds of 160 mph in the central Atlantic. The storm continues to rapidly intensify. We will need to watch the track of Lee closely as the storm gets closer to the United States next week

FORECAST TRACK: Lee will track northwest next several days. By next Tuesday evening, the storm will be several hundred miles south of Bremuda and still out in the open Atlantic

“Possible” Long Range Forecast Tracks Later Next Week

Each white line represents a computer model forecast track. Notice how by the latter part of next week, a lot of those predicted tracks are clustered just offshore of New England. What does it mean??…..It means we need to monitor Lee next week to see if the storm trends closer or further offshore. Certainly, our local offshore fishing industry will need to monitor this too

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