If you’ve stepped outside today, you’ve most likely wanted to step back inside as the temperature in parts of Rhode Island is into the low 90’s.
The high temperatures are expected to extend through Sunday, with highs into the low 90’s and high 80’s.
Though the term “heat wave” has been thrown around, Allen Dunham, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, says there must be three consecutive days of 90 degree weather for a heat wave.
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," Dunham says, "TF Green Airport had a wind gust to 56 miles an hour, so there’s some strong winds out there."
Dunham says there are branches down on roadways, and he urges drivers to use caution.