Friday, December 28, 2012
Winter weather is expected beginning Saturday morning.
As of 4:43 p.m. on Friday, the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts that will be in effect from Saturday morning through Sunday morning. Saturday's forecast calls for snow beginning mid to late Saturday morning with accumulations between 4 and 8 inches before tapering off around sunrise on Sunday. 10-15 mph winds can be expected with gusts up to 25 mph. Residents should be aware that the wintry conditions may make driving difficult with limited visibilities of one quarter to one half mile at times. According to the NWS, anyone traveling in the next 24 to 36 hours should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to modify travel plans if necessary.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
An active weather pattern is expected to begin on Sunday and to continue into the middle of next week.
Bing Crosby's isn't the only one dreaming of a white Christmas. With our recent warm winters, snow angels and snowmen almost seem like a thing of the past. This year, however, we might have a proper holiday backdrop. According to the National Weather Service, an active weather pattern is expected to begin on Sunday and to continue into the middle of next week. The details, including the timing and type of precipitation, remains uncertain. It all depends on the air temperature. For Sunday night, the NWS reports it might be cold enough for snow; but it would be light. Minor accumulations are possible. On Monday, a low pressure system will increase our odds at a snowfall, although the NWS warns the types and amounts are subject to …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
There is a possibility of sustained winds that could reach about 48 mph
The National Weather Service reports that the approaching Nor'Easter will probably bring heavy rain, wet snow and gusty winds to the area. Power outages are likely, said the NWS. There is a high wind warning now in effect that is expected to last until 1:00 a.m. with a possibility of sustained winds that could reach about 48 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. A coastal flood advisory also is in effect during the high tide cycle of the late morning to mid afternoon. "A few shore roads may become flooded for a short time. Some further beach erosion is also possible," reports the service. Make sure you are signed up for breaking news alerts to stay current on any outages.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Windy conditions could be more problematic due to trees and limbs damaged by Sandy.
As we clean up after Sandy, Rhode Islanders might need to prepare for another storm expected to arrive on Wednesday. According to the National Weather Service, a significant coastal storm is expected to impact Southern New England and the coastal waters on Wednesday. The storm's track and timing are still uncertain. Potential impacts from this coastal storm could include:
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued another weather advisory for Rhode Island.
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. …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The National Weather Service says to expect strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening.
A few strong to severe thunderstorms are likely this afternoon into the early evening hours, according to the National Weather Service. Thunderstorms, developing over northern New England, are expected to continue to move into Rhode Island later this afternoon. A few strong thunderstorms are likely. The storms are expected to move into the area between 5 and 8 p.m. The storms could bring damaging winds, large hail, heavy downpours and lightning. The National Weather Service says residents should "keep an eye to the sky" and move indoors if threatening weather approaches.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Middletown has dedicated cooling centers to help residents stay cool and safe during these days of extreme heat
According to the National Weather Service (NWS) weather in Middletown is expected to reach 87 degrees today. There is a 50 percent of thunderstorms this afternoon, which NWS warns could be severe. The following Town facilities have air conditioning and may be used for cooling off during the high heat conditions expected over the next few days: The Middletown Library 700 West Main Road Monday - Thursday / 9:30am - 8:00pm Friday - Saturday / 9:30am - 5:00pm Sunday / 1:00pm - 5:00pm The Middletown Senior Center 650 Green End Ave. Monday - Friday / 9:00am - 4:00pm The Middletown Town Hall 350 East Main Rd. Monday - Friday / 8:00am - 4:00pm The Middletown Emergency Management Agency reminds residents that this extreme heat can be dangerous …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
A look at what's happening in and around Middletown today.
1. Take a trip to Asia at Rough Point and learn about Doris Duke’s travels to and collections from India, China, Thailand and Japan during mini-talks with the curators in the galleries. 2. The annual fundraiser for Women's Council of Realtors Newport & Kent County chapters will be held at Easton's Beach to benefit Save the Bay. 3. Kids eat free today after 5 p.m. at Easton's Point Pub & Restaurant. 4. Today in high school sports: the Middletown High School boys' varsity lacrosse team takes on The Prout School; and the boys' varsity baseball team and the varsity fastpitch softball both play Portsmouth High School. 5. Expect showers and fog with temperatures in the mid-60s today, according to the National Weather Service.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The warning is in effect through 8 p.m.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
A red flag warning will be in effect today from noon to 8 p.m. in Middletown and most of Rhode Island. The National Weather Service reports that dry weather and gusty winds—10 to 20 miles per hour, with gusts up to 30 miles per hours—will result in critical fire weather conditions. "A mild and generally dry air mass continues to promote favorable conditions for fire spread," the NWS website states. The daytime weather is expected to be sunny with a high around 70, according to the NWS. At night, it should be partly cloudy with a low near 44 degrees.
Monday, April 9, 2012
The National Weather Service says conditions today make fires more likely.
Monday, April 9, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for all of Rhode Island and parts of Massachusetts, noting that weather conditions today could make fires more likely to occur and to spread quickly. The warning went into effect at 10 a.m. this morning and expires at 8 p.m. It comes on the heels of at least two reported fires: a late-night blaze in Newport and an early-morning home fire in Tiverton. The National Weather Service says to expect winds at 15 to 25 mph today, with gusts up to 40 mph. The strongest winds may occur in the late afternoon. Our area will also experience relative humidity ranging from 20 to 28 percent. Temperatures will be near average, with highs in the mid-50s to lower 60s. The NWS is advising residents to…