Severe Storm Threat Diminishing, but Isolated Showers Continue into this Afternoon


Another busy morning in the weather center as strong to severe storms rolled through southern New England.  Doppler radar indicated damaging wind gusts and rotation prompted several severe thunderstorm warnings and even a tornado warning over Block Island, Martha’s Vineyard and Cape Cod. 

Here’s the thunderstorm cell that prompted the tornado warning over Block Island and the Sound this morning.  The good news is that there are no reports of an actual tornado touching down and we’re not hearing of any significant damage to anywhere on Block Island. 

Meanwhile, a waterspout was spotted just south of Woods Hole, MA and 65mph winds were reported as that storm moved over Woods Hole. 

The storm center that brought the severe weather this morning is moving over eastern New England and will push off-shore this afternoon.  In it’s wake skies quickly cleared over RI, but additional clouds and showers will pinwheel through southeastern New England on the back side of the storm this morning and early afternoon.  However, we’re not expecting any additional severe weather.

Temperatures will be seasonable and much of the afternoon will be dry, with highs in the mid to upper 50s.

Drier weather returns for mid-week, with a warming trend.

Halloween weather will be sweet this year!  Warmer than normal temperatures and dry skies will allow for ideal trick-or-treating conditions.  Plan on temperatures to be falling through the 50s in the evening.

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