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Wind Advisory, Strong Thunderstorms on tap for RI/MA

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Event
: Special Weather Statement
 
Alert: ...POTENTIAL FOR ISOLATED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH DAMAGING
WINDS LATE TODAY.  A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE WEST THIS AFTERNOON AND CROSS THE REGION LATE TODAY AND THIS EVENING. STRONG SOUTHERLY
WINDS AHEAD OF THE FRONT MAY GUST UP TO 40 TO 45 MPH THIS
AFTERNOON.  OF GREATER CONCERN IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A LINE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS MOVING INTO THE REGION LATE TODAY AND EARLY EVENING.
A FEW OF THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE
DAMAGING WIND GUSTS...AND AN ISOLATED TORNADO CANT BE COMPLETELY
RULED OUT.  THE GREATEST THREAT FOR SEVERE WEATHER WILL BE ACROSS THE
BERKSHIRES AND CONNECTICUT VALLEY BETWEEN 4 AND 7 PM. LOCALLY
HEAVY RAINFALL PRODUCING AREAS OF URBAN AND POOR DRAINAGE
FLOODING IS A SECONDARY THREAT.  THE LINE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IS EXPECTED TO WEAKEN AS IT MOVES EAST INTO THE BOSTON TO PROVIDENCE CORRIDOR EARLY THIS EVENING. BRIEF GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY DOWNPOURS WILL ACCOMPANY THE
FRONT.
 
Target Area:
Block Island
Bristol
Eastern Kent
Newport
Northwest Providence
Southeast Providence
Washington
Western Kent
 
Event: Wind Advisory

Alert: ...STRONG WINDS POSSIBLE MID TO LATE AFTERNOON...
 
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM EDT
THIS EVENING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM
EDT THIS EVENING.
 
* WINDS...SOUTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.
 
* LOCATION...MOST OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND EXCEPT FOR THE SOUTH
COAST.
 
* TIMING...STRONGEST WINDS DURING THE MID TO LATE AFTERNOON
PERIOD. SOME STRONGER GUSTS ARE POSSIBLE WITH A COLD FRONT
DURING THE EARLY EVENING HOURS.
 
* IMPACTS...WINDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE MAY DOWN BRANCHES OR SMALL
TREES. SOME POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE.
 
A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BE 31 TO 39 MPH OR GUSTS WILL RANGE BETWEEN 46 AND 57 MPH. WINDS THIS STRONG ARE CAPABLE OF DOWNING SMALL TREE LIMBS AND BRANCHES...POSSIBLY CAUSING ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES. DRIVING CAN ALSO BE DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

Target Area:
Eastern Kent
Northwest Providence
Southeast Providence
Western Kent
 

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