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.

A High Wind Warning is in effect for all of Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts

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.

Ken Abrams

Lifestyle Editor Ken Abrams writes about music and more for What'sUpNewp, Providence Monthly, SO RI, and The Bay. He DJ's "The Kingston Coffeehouse" Tuesday nights, 6-9 PM on WRIU 90.3 FM.

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