The National Weather Service issued a Wind Chill Warning for most of Southern New England at 9:27pm this evening, the warning is in effect until 12 p.m. on Sunday.

Before factoring in the wind chill, Newport is expected to wake up to -4 degree temperatures on Sunday morning.

With wind chill reading between 20 and 35 degrees below zero, the worst of the wind chills will occur into Sunday morning.

Wind chills this cold can bring on frostbite in as little as 10 minutes. Outdoor exposure should be limited in these conditions. Strong winds this afternoon and evening may down a few large tree limbs.

A Wind Chill Waring is issues when the wind chill index is likely to fall to -25 degrees or colder for at least three hours.

Wind Chill Warning

Ryan Belmore

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp.  He has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the boards of Fort Adams Trust, Lucy's Hearth, and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

In 2020, he was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.

He is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, he spent 39 years living in Rhode Island before recently moving to Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife and two rescue dogs. He still considers Rhode Island home, and visits at least once a month.

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