Periods of wind and rain will continue, but the rainfall numbers have been trimmed back a bit. Winds will continue to be strong tonight along the coast, but the wind forecast has been lowered for inland areas.
Gusty breezes thru Friday morning, expect sustained winds between 15-25 mph with gusts between 35-40 inland, but 45-50 mph along the south coast.
RAINFALL UPDATE: The Flood Watch has been canceled for all areas. Periods of rain and drizzle will continue into Friday, but amounts not expected to be excessive
This storm is also producing dangerous ocean conditions. Wave heights have been measures as high as 25-30ft well southeast of Nantucket with waves building to over 10ft off the RI shore. In response, the Block Island Ferry once again suspended all high-speed and traditional ferry service Thursday.
Friday will continue to be a damp and blustery day, though the rain showers will be off and on, and the wind will gradually diminish a bit. Highs in the upper 50s. Gusts 30-45 mph possible at the coast.
The storm moves out on Saturday with lingering clouds and a damp start at dawn. Saturday is NOT a stormy day and we should see drier weather by afternoon and evening. Sunday looks good, sunny mild and dry with highs nearing 70. Columbus Day Monday will feature partly sunny skies, dry and mild, highs in the upper 60s