A supercharged weather system may bring 60 mph wind gusts to parts of Southern New England late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. The howling south-southwesterly winds will be accompanied by some rain ahead of a vigorous cold front that was responsible for hundreds of wind damage reports and four reported tornadoes in the Midwest and South on Tuesday. Severe thunderstorms are not likely in Southern New England. The main concern is for strong winds not far from the surface mixing to the ground in heavier showers early Thursday morning. The wind will be 80-100 mph 1000-2000 feet off the surface. While those winds are unlikely to mix to the surface, some damaging 60 mph wind gusts are possible. The High Wind Warning includes all of RI and SE MA.
DAMAGING WINDS EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY THURSDAY ALONG
AND AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT…
NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-
SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-
NANTUCKET MA-SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-
EASTERN KENT RI-BRISTOL RI-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-
BLOCK ISLAND RI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…TAUNTON…BROCKTON…PLYMOUTH…
FALL RIVER…NEW BEDFORD…MATTAPOISETT…CHATHAM…FALMOUTH…
816 AM EST WED JAN 30 2013
…HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO
8 AM EST THURSDAY…
* WINDS…SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 50 AND 60 LATE
TONIGHT INTO MID MORNING THURSDAY.
* TIMING…DENSE FOG THIS MORNING. STRONG DAMAGING WINDS EXPECTED
LATE TONIGHT INTO MID MORNING THURSDAY.
* IMPACTS…STRONG TO DAMAGING WINDS LATE TONIGHT INTO MID
MORNING THURSDAY MAY BRING DOWN TREES…TREE LIMBS…AND POWER
LINES. IN ADDITION…UNSECURED OUTDOOR OBJECTS MAY BECOME
DAMAGED AND/OR AIRBORNE. HAZARDS WILL BE POSSIBLE FOR MOTORISTS
AND PEDESTRIANS…AS WELL AS TO STRUCTURES.
A HIGH WIND WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OF 40 MPH ARE
EXPECTED FOR AT LEAST AN HOUR…WITH GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR GREATER
AT ANY TIME. DAMAGE TO TREES…POWER LINES…AND PROPERTY ARE
POSSIBLE WITH WIND OF THIS MAGNITUDE. POWER OUTAGES ARE LIKELY.
TAKE ACTION NOW TO SECURE ANY LOOSE OUTDOOR OBJECTS.