Weather Alert: Downpours, T’Storms Possible This Evening and Tonight

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Good afternoon. It’s a “Weather Alert” day with the potential for some downpours and embedded thunderstorms this evening and tonight. Ahead of the stormy weather, it will turn into a breezy afternoon with increasing clouds and highs in the mid to upper 70s inland and low 70s near the shore. While a brief shower is possible this afternoon (mainly north and west of Providence), most of the showers arrive after 5PM South winds increase to 10-15 mph with higher gusts.

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AT THE BEACH: Increasing clouds, turning breezy with a chance of showers in the evening and night. Highs in the low 70s.

Rain and t’storm chances continue to increase as the evening rolls on, with the threat of downpours and possible strong or severe thunderstorms at night. Heavy rain and damaging wind gusts are the primary concerns with any storms; however, there’s also a low risk for isolated tornadoes.

Rain ends by before dawn on Friday. Clouds break through the early morning with breezy winds and falling humidity. Highs will be a bit warmer in the low 80s. A brief, isolated shower is possible Friday afternoon, but most of the area remains dry. It will be quite cool and comfortable Friday night with lows in the 50s.

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