RI News
7:18 am
Thu January 31, 2013

High winds, heavy rain

RI and southeast MA are under a high wind warning this morning. National Weather Service meteorologist Alan Dunham warns that this morning’s gusts are going to make the going tough for drivers.

"It's a bit of a wild one...."

“It's a bit of a wild one," Dunham says, "TF Green Airport had a wind gust to 56 miles an hour, so there’s some strong winds out there."

Rain in downtown Providence
Rain in downtown Providence
Credit Lydia Rogers

Dunham says there are branches down on roadways, and he urges drivers to use caution.

The winds should die down about 10 a.m. The weather service says heavy rains may cause some localized flooding, and there is a high potential for power outages.

Today will also be warmer than usual.  Meteorologist Dunham says the record high for this date is 62 degrees, and we are on track to possibly beat that.  Then as the day progresses the temperatures will drop to the mid 40s. 

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