Tropical Storm Fay – What You Need to Know

After a quiet, foggy start Friday morning, all eyes turn toward Tropical Storm Fay.  The center of the storm, with the strongest impacts, passes well west of our area late Friday night.  The heaviest rain and strongest winds will be limited to areas west of us, like western Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey.  Tropical Storm Warnings are in place for parts of CT, NY, and NJ, but not for our area.  Also, the Flash Flood Watches were dropped for our area early this morning, and are no longer in effect.  Flash Flood Watches remain in effect west of us (CT, NY, NJ).

For Rhode Island & Southeastern Massachusetts, this is not a direct hit.  Look for rain to arrive late Friday into early Saturday.  Rain could be heavy at times, leading to localized flooding concerns.  Thunderstorms are possible as well.  Winds will be breezy out of the southeast, gusting up to 25 miles per hour, but stronger thunderstorms could introduce briefly stronger winds.

Conditions start to improve by Saturday afternoon, but it remains warm and humid.

Sunday-Monday: Warm and humid with a chance of showers.

Tuesday: Pleasant day with a mix of sun and clouds.

Wednesday-Thursday: Warm and humid again.

Tim Studebaker, StormTracker Meteorologist

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