The National Weather Service changed their High Wind Watch to a High Wind Warning on Tuesday night in preparation for a storm heading to our area Wednesday afternoon. 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.
The high wind warning remains in effect from 2 pm Wednesday to 4 am Thursday and includes southern Rhode Island and south coastal Massachusetts. Winds will be out of the northeast at 25 to 30 mph with gusts between 50 and 60 mph.
There are possibilities of damage to trees, power lines and property with wind of this magnitude. Power outages are likely. Take action now to secure any loose outdoor objects.