More severe weather is on the way for Rhode Island Thursday afternoon as the National Weather Service out of Taunton, MA has issued yet another weather advisory for the Ocean State.
NWS warns there is a threat of a "severe thunderstorm outbreak" this afternoon and tonight. Weather officials are predicting "significant severe thunderstorms," with damaging wind gusts and large hail. There is even a chance of "isolated tornadoes" for western Massachusetts and Connecticut, according to the weather advisory.
Though western Massachusetts and northern Connecticut look to get the brunt of the storms, the entire region (including Rhode Island and southeast Massachusetts) have the potential for severe weather – especially from 4 p.m. to midnight.
Another weather advisory for the state warns of possible flash flooding, with a watch in effect from 4 p.m. Thursday through Friday morning.
Forecasters are predicting the sun to make an appearance this afternoon, allowing for "instability to develop which will set the stage for multiple rounds of thunderstorms to develop."
NWS is urging those in the severe weather region to "keep an eye to the sky" and be aware of "potentially life threatening." Anticipate additional severe weather watches and warnings throughout the afternoon.