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Hazardous Weather Outlook in Effect

Matunuck Headlands, August 2014 (Photo Tracey C. O'Neill for TraceyC-Media)

Matunuck Headlands, August 2014 (Photo Tracey C. O’Neill for TraceyC-Media)

Taunton – The National Weather Service (NWS) Taunton issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook and High Wind Advisory for Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island for Saturday evening and Sunday. The advisory covers all Rhode Island counties and includes Block Island.

According to NWS, winds are expected from the North at 20-30 MPH with gusts up to 50 MPH. Winds are expected to increase throughout Saturday afternoon, peaking overnight and continuing on Sunday.

The NWS issues an wind advisory when,

"SUSTAINED WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BE 31 TO 39 MPH OR GUSTS WILL RANGE BETWEEN 46 AND 57 MPH. WINDS THIS STRONG ARE CAPABLE OF DOWNING SMALL TREE LIMBS AND BRANCHES...POSSIBLY CAUSING ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES. DRIVING CAN ALSO BE DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES."

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