The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning, High Wind Warning and Hazardous Weather Outlook for Newport and most of Rhode Island.
Newport should see heavy snow and strong winds, the Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday.
The current forecast (as of 13 Mar 6:53 pm) from The National Weather Service;
Tonight – A chance of snow, mainly after 4am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 24. South wind 5 to 8 mph becoming east after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tuesday – Snow before 1pm, then rain and snow. The rain and snow could be heavy at times. Areas of blowing snow between 9am and 1pm. High near 37. Windy, with an east wind 21 to 26 mph increasing to 31 to 36 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 46 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches possible.
Tuesday Night – Rain and sleet before 11pm, then a chance of snow and sleet between 11pm and midnight, then a chance of snow after midnight. Low around 25. Blustery, with a northwest wind 18 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no snow and sleet accumulation expected.
The following alerts have been released by the National Weather Service;
Winter Storm Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Taunton MA 411 PM EDT Mon Mar 13 2017 MAZ018>021-RIZ004>007-140415- /O.CON.KBOX.WS.W.0005.170314T0900Z-170314T1900Z/ Western Plymouth MA-Eastern Plymouth MA-Southern Bristol MA- Southern Plymouth MA-Eastern Kent RI-Bristol RI-Washington RI- Newport RI- Including the cities of Brockton, Plymouth, Fall River, New Bedford, Mattapoisett, East Greenwich, Warwick, West Warwick, Bristol, Narragansett, Westerly, and Newport 411 PM EDT Mon Mar 13 2017 ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 3 PM EDT TUESDAY... * LOCATIONS...Southeast coastal Massachusetts and Coastal Rhode Island. * HAZARD TYPES...Heavy snow and strong winds. * ACCUMULATIONS...Snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches, along with a trace of ice. * TIMING...Snow begins between 5 and 7 am Tuesday morning. The snow will quickly become heavy with 2 to 4 inch per hour snowfall rates possible at times through late Tuesday morning. Snow could change to sleet but will then change to rain during the afternoon. * IMPACTS...The heavy snow will make many roads impassable and may produce widespread power outages due to the weight of the snow on tree limbs and power lines. Strong winds will lead to additional power outages. * WINDS...Northeast 20 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. * VISIBILITIES...One half mile or less at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow are expected. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible. && $$
High Wind Warning
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Taunton MA 404 PM EDT Mon Mar 13 2017 MAZ020-021-RIZ006-007-140415- /O.CON.KBOX.HW.W.0005.170314T1200Z-170314T2200Z/ Southern Bristol MA-Southern Plymouth MA-Washington RI-Newport RI- Including the cities of Fall River, New Bedford, Mattapoisett, Narragansett, Westerly, and Newport 404 PM EDT Mon Mar 13 2017 ...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 6 PM EDT TUESDAY... * Location...South coast of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. * Winds...Northeast 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. * Timing...Strongest wind gusts Tuesday morning into the afternoon. * Impacts...Downed trees and tree limbs are possible along with scattered power outages. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A High Wind Warning is issued when sustained winds of 40 mph are expected for at least one hour, with gusts of 58 mph or greater at any time. Damage to trees, power lines, and property are possible with winds of this magnitude. Power outages are likely. Take action to secure loose outdoor objects. && $$ For the latest updates...please visit our webpage at www.weather.gov/boston You can follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NWSBoston You can follow us on Twitter at @NWSBoston
Hazardous Weather Outlook
Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Taunton MA 526 AM EDT Mon Mar 13 2017 MAZ020-021-RIZ007-140930- Southern Bristol MA-Southern Plymouth MA-Newport RI- 526 AM EDT Mon Mar 13 2017 ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 3 PM EDT TUESDAY... ...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 6 PM EDT TUESDAY... This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for southeastern Massachusetts and southern Rhode Island. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight. No hazardous weather is expected until the predawn hours of Tuesday morning. Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the Internet for more information about the following hazards. Winter Storm Warning. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday. Damaging winds are likely on Tuesday. Heavy snow is also likely Tuesday morning before mixing with and likely changing to rain. Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the Internet for more information about the following hazards. Winter Storm Warning. High Wind Warning. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation will likely be needed. $$