Strong to severe storms moved across Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts Tuesday evening. They were pretty loud, but fortunately they didn’t create too much damage. At one point, more than 8,000 National Grid customers were without power Tuesday evening.
The day ended with a gorgeous rainbow!
Skies dry out overnight with some patchy fog developing within the continued muggy air. Lows tonight in the upper 60s to lower 70s.
Wednesday starts out with sunshine…
…but some isolated showers and t’storms are possible in the afternoon and early evening.
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A Heat Advisory is in effect for Wednesday as the steamy air could feel like 94-97 in the afternoon for inland areas.
Highs Wednesday will be in the upper 80s and lower 90s, but feeling warmer than that due to the humidity. Coastal communities will be cooler…80-85…a good beach day!
TRACKING THE TROPICS: ELSA
“Elsa” has re-formed into a hurricane…while headed northward up the western Florida coast. Elsa should make landfall in northern Florida late Wednesday.
After traveling over the Carolinas, Elsa will likely weaken again into a tropical depression. According to the latest National Hurricane Center forecast, however, some re-strengthening is possible once it pops out over the Atlantic late Thursday. Elsa may pass near our coast Thursday night and Friday morning as a tropical storm…something we’ll have to watch closely.
Right now, we’re expecting rain, some heavy from Elsa as it approaches. Some gusty winds are possible near the coast, but we are not expecting major impacts from the storm. We do expect large ocean waves from the system…dangerous rip currents are likely at area beaches through Saturday.
-Meteorologist T.J. Del Santo