A High Wind Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for all of Rhode Island for late tonight. Heavy rain and wind are expected to arrive Thursday evening with the Warning in effect from 11PM Thursday until 9AM Friday.
Winds are expected to gust up to 65 MPH overnight, with the strongest winds along the coast. Widespread power outages may occur.
The good news, no snow with this storm … temperatures will remain in the 50’s overnight before dropping during the day Friday.
Read the text of the alert from the National Weather Service below:
...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM EST FRIDAY... 354 PM EST Thu Feb 17 2022 * WHAT...Southwest winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph expected. * WHERE...In Massachusetts, Southern Bristol MA, Southern Plymouth MA, Barnstable MA, Dukes MA and Nantucket MA Counties. In Rhode Island, Block Island RI, Newport RI, Washington RI, Eastern Kent RI and Bristol RI Counties. * WHEN...From 11 PM this evening to 9 AM EST Friday. Strongest winds from roughly 3 AM to 8 AM. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.