Here’s what’s happening, new, and to do today in and around Newport, Rhode Island.

Weather Forecast

  • Today – Rain likely before 2pm. Patchy fog between 7am and 1pm. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradual clearing during the afternoon, with a high near 49. South wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 12 to 17 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
  • Tonight -Mostly clear, with a low around 24. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph.

Marine Forecast

  • Gale Warning in effect from this evening through Saturday afternoon
  • Today – SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt this afternoon. Waves 3 to 4 ft. Patchy fog. A chance of rain this morning, then rain likely this afternoon. Vsby 1 nm or less.
  • TonightW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Waves around 3 ft.
  • Coastal Water Temperature – 37.0 °F

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • The sun rose in Newport at 6:49 am and sunset will be at 5:10 pm.
  • The first low tide was at 3:06 am and the next low tide will be at 3:26 pm. The first high tide will be at 9:50 am and the next high tide at 10:11 pm.
  • The lunar phase is a Waxing Crescent. Moon age is 3 days, lighting is 9%.

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