Elsa Moves Out, River Flooding Through The Weekend
Elsa now North of the area, but rivers continue to rise with many rivers in RI at or above Flood Stage through Sunday.
Many locations have received 2-3″ of rainfall along I-95 and Northwest, 1.2″ to 1 1/2″ of rain SE of 95. Lesser rain locations have had stronger winds. Cape Cod especially hit hard with gusts over 50 MPH and nearly 10,000 customers without power during the afternoon. Power outages numbers have remained low other than Cape Cod.
And, another round of rain tonight. Elsa may be gone, but a frontal boundary will trigger a few thunderstorms overnight. Between 9 P.M. and 1 A.M. would be the best chance. Storms may produce heavy rainfall, vivid lightning and gusty winds. Humid and mild, upper 60s.
Saturday, showers and thunderstorms. Widespread storms, so not a wash out and mainly for the afternoon. Humid with temps in the 70s to near 80°.
Sunday, partly sunny. Humid and warm. Around 80°