Friday, December 28, 2012
A second storm is headed to the area and could make driving hazardous on Saturday.
Friday, December 28, 2012
A second storm of the week is headed toward New England and will dump a bit more snow onto the area on Saturday. The National Weather Service is predicting Johnston to get about 2 inches of snow in the storm that is expected to start around noon Saturday, ending late Saturday night. Other forecasters are predicting as much as 4 inches in the area. Patchy fog is expected to worsen visibility as temperatures warm slightly in the afternoon, topping out around 34. The rest of the weekend and early week is looking better — though cooler — in Johnston. Expect partly sunny skies with temperatures in the low-30s Sunday and Monday, with overnight lows dipping into the teens. New Year's Day should warm a bit, with temps topping out in the high-30s …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Heavy rain and high winds are expected to continue throughout the day.
Friday, December 21, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Johnston and much of the surrounding area through 3 p.m. as high winds and heavy rains are expected to continue through the afternoon. The strongest winds are forecast for 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. Sustained winds from 15 to 25 mph with gusts of 45 mph are possible during this time, according to the alert. The National Weather Service has also issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook alert for the area, noting rain will continue throughout the day, possibly becoming heavy a times, causing minor urban and poor drainage flooding in some spots.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The National Weather Service is forecasting the chance of snow this afternoon into tomorrow, with no major accumulations.
Rhode Island could get an early coating of snow this afternoon into tonight, according to the National Weather Service. A hazardous weather advisory and a high-wind warning went into effect just before 4 am on Wednesday, forecasting a 80-percent chance of rain through early afternoon with the possibility of a change to snow until about 8 pm. Total snowfall should be less than an inch and a half total, the NWS reported. After 8 pm, the chance of rain is expected to linger until Thursday night. The wind advisory, in effect through Thursday morning, notes that wind speeds are expected to reach 20 to 30 mph, with gusts of 50 mph possible.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Windy conditions could be more problematic due to trees and limbs damaged by Sandy.
As we clean up after Sandy, Rhode Islanders might need to prepare for another storm expected to arrive on Wednesday. According to the National Weather Service, a significant coastal storm is expected to impact Southern New England and the coastal waters on Wednesday. The storm's track and timing are still uncertain. Potential impacts from this coastal storm could include:
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
National Weather Service warns of heavy rain, thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight.
The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Johnston and most of Rhode Island for today and tonight. A weak cold front sweeping through New England is acting as a focus for rain with heavy downpours and isolated thunderstorms. Rainfall is expected at 1 inch per hour. A total rainfall of two inches is possible and may lead to urban flooding and small stream flooding, according to the NWS. Showers are likely, with a possible thunderstorm before 4 p.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after. Today will be cloudy, with a high near 80 degrees, and a west wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Street flooding is a possibility, so drivers are urged to use caution.
Friday, August 10, 2012
The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for all of Rhode Island.
There's a tornado watch in effect for Rhode Island, including Johnston, this afternoon into tonight. The National Weather Service issued the watch around 3:30 p.m. and said it will be in effect until 9 p.m. as severe thunderstorms move through the area. The storms could contain heavy downpours that will cause localized flooding, the weather service said. The weather service also issued a flood advisory and cautioned motorists to not drive into areas where water covers the road. "The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely. Move to higher ground," the weather service said. Please post your photos of the storm to this article by clicking "Upload Photos and Videos" to your right.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Weather officials have issued another severe thunderstorm watch for the state.
We’re not out of the storm yet. The National Weather Service has issued another severe thunderstorm watch for all of Rhode Island, including Johnston, this afternoon. The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency is predicting downpours, hail and lightning for this afternoon. NWS warns there is a low probability for more severe weather Thursday and Friday. The watch is in effect is until 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Monday, April 9, 2012
The National Weather Service says conditions today make fires more likely.
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Monday, April 9, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for all of Rhode Island and parts of Massachusetts, noting that weather conditions today could make fires more likely to occur and to spread quickly. [To report a fire, dial 9-1-1, or call the Johnston Fire Department at (401) 351-1600.] The warning went into effect at 10 a.m. this morning and expires at 8 p.m. It comes on the heels of at least two reported fires: a late-night blaze in Newport and an early-morning home fire in Tiverton. The National Weather Service says to expect winds at 15 to 25 mph today, with gusts up to 40 mph. The strongest winds may occur in the late afternoon. Our area will also experience relative humidity ranging from 20 to 28 percent. Temperatures will …
Saturday, February 18, 2012
A mix of rain and snow is expected after midnight, making for potentially tricky road conditions.
The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather alert for Saturday night into early Sunday morning, with up to an inch of snow falling in the higher elevations of Rhode Island and temperatures in the high 20s. Follow the progress of tonight's snowfall on the JohnstonPatch Weatherbug forecast page. A mix of freezing rain and snow is possible, beginning before midnight and continuing through about 1 a.m. The precipation could make roads slippery and form black ice in many areas. Clouds are expected to diminish closer to daylight, with sunny skies and temperatures in the low 40s forecast for Sunday.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Wind gusts of up to 50 mph are expected all day, which could knock down tree limbs and cause power outages.
Winds could gust to 50 miles per hour on Friday, taking down small tree limbs and branches that could cause power outages, the National Weather Service (NWS) warned in a statement posted at 4:30 a.m. A wind advisory is in effect from 7 a.m. until midnight on Friday; wind advisories are issued when sustained winds are forecast to be 31 to 39 miles per hour or with gusts ranging between 46 and 57 miles per hour. The NWS said southern New England will see sustained winds blowing 20 to 30 miles per hour to the southwest on Friday, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour. "Winds will increase through the morning with the strongest winds during the afternoon and evening," the wind advisory read. "Winds this strong are capable of downing small tree …