Per the Rhode Island Department of Health predictive modeling protocol, Easton’s Beach is currently closed for swimming after receiving 1.29” of rain from this morning’s weather event.

The Rhode Island Department of Health requires Easton’s Beach is required to close for at least 12 hours/two tidal cycles after rain ends when rainfall is greater than 1 inch in a 24 hour period:

Upon approval from the Rhode Island Department of Health and the test of water samples, Easton’s Beach should be able to reopen Tuesday morning as the last rainfall measured at Middletown Airport was at 10:53am.

Update: Tuesday at 9 a.m. – Easton’s Beach has reopened for swimming.

This story will be updated when the beach has reopened to the public for swimming.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).