Good Afternoon from chief meteorologist Tony Petrarca…
I am looking at lastest data and coordination discusssions from National Weather Service Taunton Mass…
Here are some quick bullet points…A more detailed update coming up this evening. Please refer to Michelle’s previous blog post
- Strong wind gusts (40-60 mph), which could occur even with no thunder.
- o Down branches and perhaps some down powerlines are possible as trees are still fully leaved.
- Heavy rainfall (over an inch is possible), with the possibility of typical urban/nuisance flooding.
- A brief tornado or offshore waterspout is possible.
- Heavy rainfall/storms will affect the AM commute.
- Mainly between 2 am til 10 am.
- Particular focus from about 4 AM in the west – 8 AM in the east.
Area of greatest concern:
- Heavy rain and wind threat is for all of Southern New England.
- Best chance for tornado: across CT/RI and eastern MA. However still a possibility elsewhere.
- South Coastal waters have best chance for waterspout.
Minor Coastal Flood Threat:
Strong south winds and building seas will lead to a surge up to a foot around the time of high tide Wednesday morning, which is an astronomically high spring tide. Therefore, pockets of minor coastal flooding are expected. A coastal flood advisory has been issued with location along Narragansett Bay being the greatest concern. The time of the high tide in Providence is 8:21 AM.
Despite st0rmy weather early Wednesday morning…It will turn sunny warm and dry by Wednesday Afternoon