Weather Now: Strong to Severe Storms Possible into the Early Evening

Weather Now

The severe thunderstorm warning for southern Rhode Island has been canceled, but storms with torrential rain, frequent lightning and strong wind gusts are possible into the early evening.

Some strong to severe storms are possible in western Rhode Island over the next few hours. Just over the border in Connecticut, these storms have a history of dangerous lightning and flash flooding from heavy downpours. Some strong winds are also possible in this storm. Please stay tuned!

AT THE BEACH: After some early fog, some breaks of sun this afternoon, but not a completely sunny day. Highs will be in the mid to upper 70s with breezes out of the southeast at 5-10 mph.

The humidity will continue to climb this weekend, with borderline oppressive heat and humidity starting Sunday and lasting into Tuesday. Some places (well inland) could see another heat wave–with highs near 90 each day.

Sunday will also likely see some early morning fog. Like Saturday, low clouds and fog will thin to partial hazy sun. It will be much warmer and humid, with a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm by late day and evening–mainly north and west of Providence. While inland temperatures are forecast to reach the mod to upper 80s, the heat index will reach the low 90s.

There will be a chance a shower or thunderstorm late Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The best chance appears to be on Wednesday, although we are not looking at washouts on any of those days. We will be on the “comfy” side of the front by Friday; this means lower humidity and a nice end to the work week! Have a good weekend. -Pete and Tony

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