A stormy Monday is on the way with rain and wind! You can get all of the details below, but here is a general timeline:
On Monday, a center of low pressure will track to our west bringing periods of heavy rain and strong wind. Wind gusts 50-60 mph are possible along with the potential of wind damage and power outages.
Rain showers will start to move in after 8AM or 9AM, and then become a bit steadier after noon. Winds will become breezy in the morning, and then potentially gust 30-40 mph by the early afternoon.
The strongest of the wind and heaviest of the rain moves in after around 2 or 3PM and continues off/on through about midnight. Thunderstorms are also possible.
A HIGH WIND WATCH is in effect for most of our area from Monday afternoon to Monday evening. A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHWEST RHODE ISLAND.
Since we are facing the potential of power outages, make sure your computers and mobile devices have a full charge. In addition, you may want to make sure outdoor decorations are either secured or removed by Monday afternoon.
The rain on Monday afternoon and Monday night will be heavy at times. This could lead to the potential of some localized street flooding for late afternoon and evening commuters. The rain will be a good thing if we can avoid the street flooding as it should help put a dent in the rainfall deficit.
Rainfall totals will likely range between 1 to 2.5 inches. However, higher amounts are possible if thunderstorms and associated downpours materialize over certain locations.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
The Storm Prediction Center has our area in a Marginal Risk for severe weather on Monday.
There is a slight chance of a severe thunderstorm with damaging wind gusts and a VERY low chance of a tornado.
Keep checking back for updates! -Pete Mangione