A high wind watch is in effect for Tuesday and Wednesday.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
You're about to have a very breezy commute. The National Weather Service (NWS) says strong and possibly damaging winds are expected for late Tuesday into early Wednesday morning throughout Rhode Island. As a result, a high wind watch is in effect through Wednesday. South wind gusts could reach 55 mph, according to NWS, with the strongest gusts occurring near the south coast and higher elevations. The winds could result in downed tree limbs and possibly downed trees, according to the NWS. Take precautions and make sure you secure any outdoor lawn furniture!
Strong wind gusts are expected all day, possibly knocking down tree limbs and causing power outages.
Winds could gust to 50 miles per hour on Friday, taking down small tree limbs and branches that could cause power outages, the National Weather Service (NWS) warned in a statement on Thursday night. A wind advisory is in effect from 7 a.m. until midnight on Friday; wind advisories are issued when sustained winds are forecast to be 31 to 39 miles per hour or with gusts ranging between 46 and 57 miles per hour. The NWS said southern New England will see sustained winds blowing 20 to 30 miles per hour to the southwest on Friday, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour. "Winds will increase through the morning with the strongest winds during the afternoon and evening," the wind advisory read. "Winds this strong are capable of downing small tree …