PVD Fest (Photo: Rick Farrell)

Good Morning, today is Sunday, June 12.

🌊 WUN’s Frank O’Donnell was along for the ride as meteorologist Kelly Bates returned to ABC6 last night – Kelly Bates is home – WUN’s Frank O’Donnell joins the popular meteorologist as she returns to ABC6

🌊 After a two-year pandemic hiatus, the capital city’s signature event, PVD Fest returned to Providence over the weekend of July 10-12. WUN’s Rick Farrell was there – Photo Gallery: PVD Fest returns to the streets of Providence

🌊 Looking for a new gig, job, or career? Here are 100+ job opportunities available right now in the Newport area (June 12)

🌊 The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) at approximately 5 pm on Saturday announced via a press release that it recommends reopening Gooseberry Beach in Newport for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels.

🌊 Newport firefighters had to rescue someone who fell from the Cliff Walk early yesterday morning – Newport Fire Department respond to Cliff Walk overnight for person who had fallen approximately 40 feet down

🌊 Ringo Starr’s scheduled performance at PPAC tonight has been POSTPONED due to band members testing positive for COVID


What’s Up Today

Weather

  • Today – A chance of showers, mainly after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 72. South wind 5 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
  • Tonight – A chance of showers before 9pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 9pm and midnight, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after midnight. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Cloudy, with a low around 63. South wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Marine Forecast

  • Today – S wind 5 to 8 kt. A chance of showers, mainly after 1pm. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight – SSE wind 5 to 7 kt. A chance of showers before 9pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 9pm and midnight, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after midnight. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 63°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:10 am | Sunset: 8:20 pm | 15 hours & 9 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 6:27 am & 6:55 pm | Low tide at 12:07 am & 11:50 pm.
  • Moon: Waxing Gibbous, 11.9 days, 91% lighting.


Happening Today

‘Six Picks’ best strawberry picking in Rhode Island 2022

Six Picks Music: The best local music this weekend (June 10-12)

Six Picks Events: What’s Up in RI this weekend (June 10-12)

39th Annual Black Ships Festival to take place June 10 – 12

11th Hour Racing will host a free week-long, ocean-themed initiative in Newport from June 12 to 18

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • @ The Deck – Felix Brown Trio from 5 pm to 8 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House:  Bobby Ferreira at 12:30 pm
  • Irish American Club: Karaoke at 9 pm
  • Johnny’s at Wyndham:  Live music from 3 pm to 7 pm
  • La Forge:  Dave Manuel from 11 am to 2 pm
  • Landing: Jay Parker at 1 pm, Jim Devlin at 4:30 pm, Timeless at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Voodoo Alley from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • One Pelham East: Acoustic music at 5 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Los Duderinos at 10 pm
  • The Firehouse Theater: Chase Ceglie Jazz Quartet at 5 pm
  • The Reef: Live music from 12:30 pm to 4 pm, live music from 5 pm to 8 pm

City & Government

  • No meetings scheduled.

Governor Dan McKee

Governor McKee will walk in the Rhode Island Day of Portugal Parade in Providence at 2 pm.



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We’ll See You Out There

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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.

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