Wind Advisory dropped for all but Cape/Islands as storm churns offshore

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NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (WPRI) — An off-shore storm will continue to impact our weather today, but the risk of damaging wind gusts and flooding has decreased.

Forecast:

Expect some off and on showers and drizzle to continue today, especially in southeastern Massachusetts. It will be brisk, with east-northeast gusts 35-45mph, especially at the coast.

A High Wind Advisory continues for the Cape and Islands only, where gusts up to 50mph are still possible.

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Travel:

The Block Island Ferry suspended service Friday for a third day due to the water conditions.

The U.S. Coast Guard strongly advised boaters to remain docked unless extremely experienced. The same goes for surfers with the increasing threat of strong rip currents.

A number of flights experienced delays at T.F. Green Airport during the height of the storm. However, a check of the Pinpoint Flight Tracker Friday morning showed flights were on time.

Local Events:

With Columbus Day Weekend comes annual fall festivals across the state.

In Woonsocket, the 41st Annual Autumnfest is scheduled to be held and organizers say Mother Nature won’t get in the way of the festivities.

Autumnfest’s General Chairman Garrett Mancieri said he expects it to take longer for crews to set up but they plan on kicking off the event Friday night as planned.

Eyewitness News also checked in with organizers for the Scituate Art Festival and the Columbus Day Festival on Federal Hill – all of which say their events will go on as scheduled.

Power Outages:

There were minimal outages in Southern New England as of early Friday afternoon but that could quickly change with strong winds expected through Saturday.

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