Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council Major Flooding Hits MA South Shore During Snowstorm, But Why Not RI, South Coast? By Avory Brookins • Jan 11, 2018 NorthEndWaterfront.com / Flickr Flooding during last week's snowstorm was nowhere near as extreme in Rhode Island and the South Coast as it was in areas like Boston, Scituate and Marshfield. But why? Listen Listening... / 1:05 Highest Tides Of The Year Expected This Weekend By Ambar Espinoza • May 6, 2016 Ambar Espinoza / RIPR This year’s highest tides are predicted Friday and Saturday night during this month’s new moon. They’ll provide a glimpse of what daily high tides may look like in a future with higher sea levels.