JUST IN: SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH issued for our entire area. This means that severe thunderstorms are POSSIBLE. Any storms today contain damaging wind gusts, frequent lightning, large hail and torrential rain.
There will be a chance of severe weather late today and into the evening. In fact, we are now in a slight risk of severe thunderstorms from the Storm Prediction Center.
This means there will be a low risk of damaging wind gusts and hail. Hopefully, we can squeeze out more beneficial rain without the strong storms, but the risk of a strong storm will be a little higher than it was on Saturday.
It will be rain-free for the first part of the day with highs in the low 80s.
Rain will probably not be as widespread as Saturday, but some isolated strong thunderstorms are possible late afternoon into the evening.
Showers and storms will move out overnight, but a few more showers and storms may pop up late on Monday.
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RAINFALL DEFICIT UPDATE
We got some much-needed rain Saturday! Generally 0.3 to 1″ fell across our area. TF Green Airport in Warwick got 0.39″ Saturday, in addition to 0.72″ which fell on Friday with some isolated storms.
While we are still running below normal for this month and the year, we made up a lot of ground!
-Meteorologists T.J. Del Santo and Pete Mangione