The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for all of Rhode Island, the Advisory is in effect from 7 p.m. on Thursday evening until 6 a.m. on Friday morning.
Winds will blow 20 to 30 mph out of the west, with gusts up to 50 p.m.
The National Weather Service forecast for Newport today calls for a chance of snow before 10am, then rain. High near 44. South wind 7 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
The National Weather Service forecast for Newport tonight calls for a chance of rain, mainly before 8pm. Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 35. Breezy, with a west wind 14 to 19 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
The most recent Wind Advisory from the National Weather Service is below, this story will be updated with further updates.
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA 432 AM EST THU DEC 29 2016 MAZ004-012-017-018-020>024-026-RIZ001>008-291745- /O.NEW.KBOX.WI.Y.0030.161230T0000Z-161230T1100Z/ NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA- WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA- BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-NANTUCKET MA-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA- NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI- EASTERN KENT RI-BRISTOL RI-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI- BLOCK ISLAND RI- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BARRE...FITCHBURG...MILFORD... WORCESTER...TAUNTON...BROCKTON...FALL RIVER...NEW BEDFORD... MATTAPOISETT...CHATHAM...FALMOUTH...PROVINCETOWN... VINEYARD HAVEN...NANTUCKET...AYER...FOSTER...SMITHFIELD... PROVIDENCE...COVENTRY...WEST GREENWICH...EAST GREENWICH... WARWICK...WEST WARWICK...BRISTOL...NARRAGANSETT...WESTERLY... NEWPORT...BLOCK ISLAND 432 AM EST THU DEC 29 2016 ...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM EST FRIDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM EST FRIDAY. * LOCATION...CENTRAL AND INTERIOR EASTERN MASSACH-- USETTS...INCLUDING CAPE COD AND THE OUTER ISLANDS. THE ADVISORY ALSO INCLUDES THE ENTIRE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND * WINDS...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH. * TIMING...STRONGEST WIND GUSTS BETWEEN 7 PM AND 3 AM. * IMPACTS...THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR ISOLATED DOWNED TREES AND TREE LIMBS. ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 31 TO 39 MPH ARE EXPECTED...WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 46 TO 57 MPH. WINDS THIS STRONG ARE CAPABLE OF DOWNING SMALL TREE LIMBS AND BRANCHES, POSSIBLY CAUSING ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES. DRIVING CAN ALSO BE DIFFICULT... ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. -- USE EXTRA CAUTION.