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Newport County, RI

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THURSDAY...

* LOCATION...SOUTH COAST OF RHODE ISLAND AND MASSACHUSETTS
INCLUDING NANTUCKET...MARTHAS VINEYARD AND BLOCK ISLAND.

* SURF HEIGHT...6 TO 12 FEET.

* TIMING...THROUGH 8 PM THURSDAY NIGHT. THIS MAY HAVE TO BE
EXTENDED INTO FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS...HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS SURF AND RIP CURRENTS. ALSO
VIEWERS OF LARGE SURF SHOULD BE IN SAFE AREAS WELL AWAY FROM
POSSIBLE SPLASH OVER. LARGE WAVES CAN SWEEP A PERSON INTO THE
WATER FROM WHAT MAY SEEM TO BE A SAFE VIEWING AREA. FALLING
INTO THE TURBULENT AND SOMETIMES ROCKY WATERS CAN RESULT IN
INJURY THAT REDUCES THE CHANCE OF SURVIVAL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RIP CURRENT...SOMETIMES MISTAKENLY CALLED AN UNDERTOW...IS A
STRONG BUT NARROW CURRENT OF WATER FLOWING FROM THE BEACH TO THE
SURF ZONE. IT CAN RAPIDLY CARRY A SWIMMER INTO DEEPER WATER AND
EXHAUST AN INDIVIDUAL TRYING TO SWIM AGAINST IT.

IF YOU ARE A POOR SWIMMER AND ARE CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM
PARALLEL TO THE BEACH UNTIL OUT OF ITS PULL. ANOTHER MEANS OF
ESCAPE FOR THOSE WHO ARE GOOD SWIMMERS IS TO RIDE THE CURRENT OUT
BEYOND THE SURF ZONE WHERE THE RIP CURRENT DISSIPATES...THEN SWIM
TOWARD SHORE OUTSIDE THE EFFECT OF THE NARROW RIP CURRENT.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM BACK TO SHORE DIRECTLY AGAINST THE
CURRENT...IT CAN EXHAUST AND DROWN EVEN THE STRONGEST SWIMMER.

HEED THE ADVICE OF THE BEACH PATROL AND SWIM ONLY AT GUARDED
BEACHES. WATCH YOUR CHILDREN. BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS NEAR PIERS
AND JETTIES WHERE RIP CURRENTS CAN BE ENHANCED.

&&

$$

Washington County, RI

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THURSDAY...

* LOCATION...SOUTH COAST OF RHODE ISLAND AND MASSACHUSETTS
INCLUDING NANTUCKET...MARTHAS VINEYARD AND BLOCK ISLAND.

* SURF HEIGHT...6 TO 12 FEET.

* TIMING...THROUGH 8 PM THURSDAY NIGHT. THIS MAY HAVE TO BE
EXTENDED INTO FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS...HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS SURF AND RIP CURRENTS. ALSO
VIEWERS OF LARGE SURF SHOULD BE IN SAFE AREAS WELL AWAY FROM
POSSIBLE SPLASH OVER. LARGE WAVES CAN SWEEP A PERSON INTO THE
WATER FROM WHAT MAY SEEM TO BE A SAFE VIEWING AREA. FALLING
INTO THE TURBULENT AND SOMETIMES ROCKY WATERS CAN RESULT IN
INJURY THAT REDUCES THE CHANCE OF SURVIVAL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RIP CURRENT...SOMETIMES MISTAKENLY CALLED AN UNDERTOW...IS A
STRONG BUT NARROW CURRENT OF WATER FLOWING FROM THE BEACH TO THE
SURF ZONE. IT CAN RAPIDLY CARRY A SWIMMER INTO DEEPER WATER AND
EXHAUST AN INDIVIDUAL TRYING TO SWIM AGAINST IT.

IF YOU ARE A POOR SWIMMER AND ARE CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM
PARALLEL TO THE BEACH UNTIL OUT OF ITS PULL. ANOTHER MEANS OF
ESCAPE FOR THOSE WHO ARE GOOD SWIMMERS IS TO RIDE THE CURRENT OUT
BEYOND THE SURF ZONE WHERE THE RIP CURRENT DISSIPATES...THEN SWIM
TOWARD SHORE OUTSIDE THE EFFECT OF THE NARROW RIP CURRENT.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM BACK TO SHORE DIRECTLY AGAINST THE
CURRENT...IT CAN EXHAUST AND DROWN EVEN THE STRONGEST SWIMMER.

HEED THE ADVICE OF THE BEACH PATROL AND SWIM ONLY AT GUARDED
BEACHES. WATCH YOUR CHILDREN. BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS NEAR PIERS
AND JETTIES WHERE RIP CURRENTS CAN BE ENHANCED.

&&

$$

Barnstable County, MA

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THURSDAY...

* LOCATION...SOUTH COAST OF RHODE ISLAND AND MASSACHUSETTS
INCLUDING NANTUCKET...MARTHAS VINEYARD AND BLOCK ISLAND.

* SURF HEIGHT...6 TO 12 FEET.

* TIMING...THROUGH 8 PM THURSDAY NIGHT. THIS MAY HAVE TO BE
EXTENDED INTO FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS...HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS SURF AND RIP CURRENTS. ALSO
VIEWERS OF LARGE SURF SHOULD BE IN SAFE AREAS WELL AWAY FROM
POSSIBLE SPLASH OVER. LARGE WAVES CAN SWEEP A PERSON INTO THE
WATER FROM WHAT MAY SEEM TO BE A SAFE VIEWING AREA. FALLING
INTO THE TURBULENT AND SOMETIMES ROCKY WATERS CAN RESULT IN
INJURY THAT REDUCES THE CHANCE OF SURVIVAL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RIP CURRENT...SOMETIMES MISTAKENLY CALLED AN UNDERTOW...IS A
STRONG BUT NARROW CURRENT OF WATER FLOWING FROM THE BEACH TO THE
SURF ZONE. IT CAN RAPIDLY CARRY A SWIMMER INTO DEEPER WATER AND
EXHAUST AN INDIVIDUAL TRYING TO SWIM AGAINST IT.

IF YOU ARE A POOR SWIMMER AND ARE CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM
PARALLEL TO THE BEACH UNTIL OUT OF ITS PULL. ANOTHER MEANS OF
ESCAPE FOR THOSE WHO ARE GOOD SWIMMERS IS TO RIDE THE CURRENT OUT
BEYOND THE SURF ZONE WHERE THE RIP CURRENT DISSIPATES...THEN SWIM
TOWARD SHORE OUTSIDE THE EFFECT OF THE NARROW RIP CURRENT.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM BACK TO SHORE DIRECTLY AGAINST THE
CURRENT...IT CAN EXHAUST AND DROWN EVEN THE STRONGEST SWIMMER.

HEED THE ADVICE OF THE BEACH PATROL AND SWIM ONLY AT GUARDED
BEACHES. WATCH YOUR CHILDREN. BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS NEAR PIERS
AND JETTIES WHERE RIP CURRENTS CAN BE ENHANCED.

&&

$$

Bristol County, MA

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THURSDAY...

* LOCATION...SOUTH COAST OF RHODE ISLAND AND MASSACHUSETTS
INCLUDING NANTUCKET...MARTHAS VINEYARD AND BLOCK ISLAND.

* SURF HEIGHT...6 TO 12 FEET.

* TIMING...THROUGH 8 PM THURSDAY NIGHT. THIS MAY HAVE TO BE
EXTENDED INTO FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS...HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS SURF AND RIP CURRENTS. ALSO
VIEWERS OF LARGE SURF SHOULD BE IN SAFE AREAS WELL AWAY FROM
POSSIBLE SPLASH OVER. LARGE WAVES CAN SWEEP A PERSON INTO THE
WATER FROM WHAT MAY SEEM TO BE A SAFE VIEWING AREA. FALLING
INTO THE TURBULENT AND SOMETIMES ROCKY WATERS CAN RESULT IN
INJURY THAT REDUCES THE CHANCE OF SURVIVAL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RIP CURRENT...SOMETIMES MISTAKENLY CALLED AN UNDERTOW...IS A
STRONG BUT NARROW CURRENT OF WATER FLOWING FROM THE BEACH TO THE
SURF ZONE. IT CAN RAPIDLY CARRY A SWIMMER INTO DEEPER WATER AND
EXHAUST AN INDIVIDUAL TRYING TO SWIM AGAINST IT.

IF YOU ARE A POOR SWIMMER AND ARE CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM
PARALLEL TO THE BEACH UNTIL OUT OF ITS PULL. ANOTHER MEANS OF
ESCAPE FOR THOSE WHO ARE GOOD SWIMMERS IS TO RIDE THE CURRENT OUT
BEYOND THE SURF ZONE WHERE THE RIP CURRENT DISSIPATES...THEN SWIM
TOWARD SHORE OUTSIDE THE EFFECT OF THE NARROW RIP CURRENT.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM BACK TO SHORE DIRECTLY AGAINST THE
CURRENT...IT CAN EXHAUST AND DROWN EVEN THE STRONGEST SWIMMER.

HEED THE ADVICE OF THE BEACH PATROL AND SWIM ONLY AT GUARDED
BEACHES. WATCH YOUR CHILDREN. BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS NEAR PIERS
AND JETTIES WHERE RIP CURRENTS CAN BE ENHANCED.

&&

$$

Dukes County, MA

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THURSDAY...

* LOCATION...SOUTH COAST OF RHODE ISLAND AND MASSACHUSETTS
INCLUDING NANTUCKET...MARTHAS VINEYARD AND BLOCK ISLAND.

* SURF HEIGHT...6 TO 12 FEET.

* TIMING...THROUGH 8 PM THURSDAY NIGHT. THIS MAY HAVE TO BE
EXTENDED INTO FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS...HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS SURF AND RIP CURRENTS. ALSO
VIEWERS OF LARGE SURF SHOULD BE IN SAFE AREAS WELL AWAY FROM
POSSIBLE SPLASH OVER. LARGE WAVES CAN SWEEP A PERSON INTO THE
WATER FROM WHAT MAY SEEM TO BE A SAFE VIEWING AREA. FALLING
INTO THE TURBULENT AND SOMETIMES ROCKY WATERS CAN RESULT IN
INJURY THAT REDUCES THE CHANCE OF SURVIVAL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RIP CURRENT...SOMETIMES MISTAKENLY CALLED AN UNDERTOW...IS A
STRONG BUT NARROW CURRENT OF WATER FLOWING FROM THE BEACH TO THE
SURF ZONE. IT CAN RAPIDLY CARRY A SWIMMER INTO DEEPER WATER AND
EXHAUST AN INDIVIDUAL TRYING TO SWIM AGAINST IT.

IF YOU ARE A POOR SWIMMER AND ARE CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM
PARALLEL TO THE BEACH UNTIL OUT OF ITS PULL. ANOTHER MEANS OF
ESCAPE FOR THOSE WHO ARE GOOD SWIMMERS IS TO RIDE THE CURRENT OUT
BEYOND THE SURF ZONE WHERE THE RIP CURRENT DISSIPATES...THEN SWIM
TOWARD SHORE OUTSIDE THE EFFECT OF THE NARROW RIP CURRENT.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM BACK TO SHORE DIRECTLY AGAINST THE
CURRENT...IT CAN EXHAUST AND DROWN EVEN THE STRONGEST SWIMMER.

HEED THE ADVICE OF THE BEACH PATROL AND SWIM ONLY AT GUARDED
BEACHES. WATCH YOUR CHILDREN. BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS NEAR PIERS
AND JETTIES WHERE RIP CURRENTS CAN BE ENHANCED.

&&

$$

Nantucket County, MA

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THURSDAY...

* LOCATION...SOUTH COAST OF RHODE ISLAND AND MASSACHUSETTS
INCLUDING NANTUCKET...MARTHAS VINEYARD AND BLOCK ISLAND.

* SURF HEIGHT...6 TO 12 FEET.

* TIMING...THROUGH 8 PM THURSDAY NIGHT. THIS MAY HAVE TO BE
EXTENDED INTO FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS...HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS SURF AND RIP CURRENTS. ALSO
VIEWERS OF LARGE SURF SHOULD BE IN SAFE AREAS WELL AWAY FROM
POSSIBLE SPLASH OVER. LARGE WAVES CAN SWEEP A PERSON INTO THE
WATER FROM WHAT MAY SEEM TO BE A SAFE VIEWING AREA. FALLING
INTO THE TURBULENT AND SOMETIMES ROCKY WATERS CAN RESULT IN
INJURY THAT REDUCES THE CHANCE OF SURVIVAL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RIP CURRENT...SOMETIMES MISTAKENLY CALLED AN UNDERTOW...IS A
STRONG BUT NARROW CURRENT OF WATER FLOWING FROM THE BEACH TO THE
SURF ZONE. IT CAN RAPIDLY CARRY A SWIMMER INTO DEEPER WATER AND
EXHAUST AN INDIVIDUAL TRYING TO SWIM AGAINST IT.

IF YOU ARE A POOR SWIMMER AND ARE CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM
PARALLEL TO THE BEACH UNTIL OUT OF ITS PULL. ANOTHER MEANS OF
ESCAPE FOR THOSE WHO ARE GOOD SWIMMERS IS TO RIDE THE CURRENT OUT
BEYOND THE SURF ZONE WHERE THE RIP CURRENT DISSIPATES...THEN SWIM
TOWARD SHORE OUTSIDE THE EFFECT OF THE NARROW RIP CURRENT.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM BACK TO SHORE DIRECTLY AGAINST THE
CURRENT...IT CAN EXHAUST AND DROWN EVEN THE STRONGEST SWIMMER.

HEED THE ADVICE OF THE BEACH PATROL AND SWIM ONLY AT GUARDED
BEACHES. WATCH YOUR CHILDREN. BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS NEAR PIERS
AND JETTIES WHERE RIP CURRENTS CAN BE ENHANCED.

&&

$$

Weather

Today's Forecast

Today's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 63°

An Air Quality Alert remains in effect this evening for the northern half of Rhode Island and most of Connecticut due to unhealthy ozone levels. You should try to limit your outdoor activity, especially children, elderly and those with respiratory illnesses. All regular RIPTA buses and trolleys, excluding special services, will be FREE today due to this Air Quality Alert.

A High Surf Advisory has been issued for the south coast of RI and MA from 8pm tonight until 8pm Thursday night, and the advisory could be extended into Friday. As Hurricane Cristobal passes well to our southeast, much of coastal southern New England will experience surf heights of 6 to 12 feet, and a high risk of rip currents. Swimmers and surfers need to use extra caution at the beach tomorrow. If you ever get caught in a rip current, remember to swim parallel to shore until you break the grip of the rip. Don't try to swim against the current.

Forecast: Increasing clouds this evening with a chance of a gusty thunderstorm, especially northwest of Providence. Expect overnight lows in the 60s. Sunny, breezy and drier tomorrow with highs near 80. Nice Friday and Saturday. Showers and more humid Sunday and Monday.

Kevin Coskren, ABC6 StormTracker Meteorologist

kcoskren@abc6.com

 

7-Day Forecast: Providence

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 63°

Hot and humid, late-day T-storm?

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 64°

Less humid

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 58°

Very nice

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 55°

Partly sunny, turning humid

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 62°

Humid, Nighttime T-showers

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 68°

Humid, chance of showers

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 65°

Partly sunny

Currently in Providence, RI as of

  • 73°(Feels like 73°)
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: SSW @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 29.90 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:06
  • Sunset: 19:27
  • Humidity: 71%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Westerly, RI as of

  • 72°(Feels like 72°)
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: SSW @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.90 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:08
  • Sunset: 19:28
  • Humidity: 79%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Newport, RI as of

  • 71°(Feels like 71°)
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: CM @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.90 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:06
  • Sunset: 19:26
  • Humidity: 76%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Boston, MA as of

  • 75°(Feels like 79°)
  • Light Rain
  • Wind: SW @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 29.85 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:04
  • Sunset: 19:26
  • Humidity: 82%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Worcester, MA as of

  • 70°(Feels like 70°)
  • Light Rain
  • Wind: WSW @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 29.91 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:07
  • Sunset: 19:30
  • Humidity: 93%
  • UV Index: 7.00
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