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.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
The National Weather Service issued an severe weather alert around noon on Saturday.
The National Weather Service at noon on Saturday issued a severe weather alert for Newport, Bristol and Kent counties in Rhode Island, as well as areas in southeastern Massachusetts. An unexpected line of thunder storms with sudden wind gusts of up to 40 mph was expected to hit communities in those counties beginning around noon on Saturday. The series of storms also might bring lightning and small hail, the National Weather Service warned. Anyone outside is advised to seek shelter indoors as the storms approach. Get the latest updates here.
Monday, July 18, 2011
The National Weather service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Rhode Island.
Batten down the hatches: Rhode Island is expected to get some severe thunderstorms this afternoon. Officials with the National Weather Service are predicting severe weather today in Rhode Island from 4 to 8 p.m. as a storm system from Canada makes it way south. Some of the storms may be severe, with damaging winds as the primary threat. The storm's potentially torrential rainfall could result in flooding. Visibility will be poor on the roadways, officials warn. Those with outdoor plans (including those who thought today would be a swell day at the beach) should head inside or to a vehicle at the first sign of threatening weather. (If you hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.)
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
As the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency has issued a heat advisory and tips to manage, here are some ways to stay cool in Middletown.
Emergency management officials have recommended the following steps to help keep cool and Patch has also thrown in some local destination suggestions for staying cool. Many of the basic tips can be found on RIEMA's website