Weather Forecast

  • Today– Snow likely before 2pm, then snow and sleet between 2pm and 4pm, then sleet after 4pm. High near 33. East wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
  • Tonight –Rain and sleet, becoming all rain after 9pm. Low around 33. East wind 11 to 17 mph becoming south after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Marine Forecast

  • Small Craft Advisory in effect from 1 PM EST this afternoon through Wednesday morning
  • Today – E winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt this afternoon. Waves 1 foot or less, then around 3 ft this afternoon. A chance of snow this morning, then snow, sleet and freezing rain this afternoon with vsby 1 nm or less.
  • Tonight – Se winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Waves around 3 ft, building to 5 ft after midnight. Rain. Sleet in the evening. Patchy fog after midnight. Vsby 1 nm or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 34.0 °F

Sun, Moon & Tide

  • The sun will rise in Newport at 6:44 am and sunset will be at 5:15 pm.
  • The first high tide was at 12:21 am and the next high tide will be at 12:49 pm. The first low tide was at 5:56 am and the next low tide will be at 6:03 pm.
  • Today we will have 10 hours and 31 minutes of sun. The solar transit will be at 11:59 am.
  • The lunar phase is a Waxing Crescent. Moon age is 7 days, lighting is 41%.
Here’s the latest information and snow-related cancellations, closures, delays and parking bans throughout Newport County and Rhode Island.

Info via the Rhode Island Broadcasters Association.

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

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore 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 previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

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

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.