Here’s how National Weather Service meteorologist Kim Buttrick described what’s in store for Rhode Island today:
“It’s a potpourri of weather elements.”
Buttrick said we could see up to two and a half inches of rain. That’s why there’s a coastal flood watch, and there could be some flooding further inland.
“Culverts, street flooding, ponding on roadways, nuisance stuff," said Buttrick. "Nuisance for the morning commute, nuisance for the afternoon commute.”
Buttrick said high winds could toss about southern Rhode Island, with speeds up to 50 miles an hour.