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Newport, RI – Here’s a look at what’s up for weather and events on this Election Day.

Weather:

  • Today –Occasional showers and thunderstorms before 1pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly after 1pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Patchy fog. High near 61. Breezy, with a north wind 6 to 11 mph becoming south 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 38 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Tonight – Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 10pm, then a slight chance of showers between 10pm and midnight. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Patchy fog before 9pm. Otherwise, cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 53. Southwest wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Marine:

  • Small Craft Advisory in effect from 1 PM EST this afternoon through this evening
  • Today –E winds around 5 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 35 kt this afternoon. Waves around 3 ft. Patchy fog. Scattered showers with a chance of drizzle this morning. Widespread showers with isolated tstms this afternoon. Some tstms may produce gusty winds and heavy rainfall this afternoon. Vsby 1 nm or less.
  • Tonight – SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 30 kt. Waves around 4 ft. Patchy fog in the evening. Widespread showers in the evening with vsby 1 nm or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature – 53.1 °F

Sun, Moon, Tide:

  •  The sun rose in Newport at 6:24 am and sunset will be at 4:34 pm.
  • The first high tide was at 6:22 am and the next high tide will be at 6:44 pm. The only low tide of the day will be at 12:18 pm.
  • Today we have 10 hours and 10 minutes of sun. The solar transit will be at 11:29 am.
  • The lunar phase is a Waning Crescent. Moon age is 28 days, lighting is 4%.

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp.

He currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals.

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