Joni 75 returns to the big screen at Jane Pickens Theater tonight.

Here’s what’s up for today in and around Newport.

Weather Forecast

  • Today – Areas of drizzle with scattered showers before 4pm, then areas of drizzle after 5pm. Areas of fog before 9am, then areas of fog after 4pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 42. Northeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
  • Tonight -Areas of drizzle before 8pm, then a chance of showers, mainly after midnight. Areas of fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 39. North wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Marine Forecast

  • Gale Warning in effect from late Friday night through Saturday morning
  • Today – NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Waves around 3 ft. Patchy fog. A slight chance of rain. A chance of drizzle this morning. Vsby 1 to 3 nm this afternoon.
  • TonightNE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW after midnight. Waves around 3 ft. Patchy fog. A chance of rain after midnight. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
  • Coastal Water Temperature – 36.0 °F

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • The sun will rise in Newport at 6:50 am and sunset will be at 5:09 pm.
  • The first low tide was at 2:29 am and the next low tide will be at 2:56 pm. The first high tide will be at 9:16 am and the next high tide at 9:35 pm.
  • The lunar phase is a Waxing Crescent. Moon age is 2 days, lighting is 4%.

Happening Today

Ryan Belmore is the 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 -

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 and 401-662-1653.