According to the National Weather Service, a Hazardous Weather Outlook has been issued for Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Gale Watches, Warnings, and Small Craft Advisories have also been issued at certain locations for ocean waters in the area.
Enjoy the pleasant dry weather today as it will turn wet & wild late tonight into Sunday with Thunderstorms containing torrential downpours & gusty winds. The weather will be turning tropical Sunday afternoon with oppressive humidity likely persisting into much of next week.
Saturday night into Sunday…
Tropical downpours after midnight and into Sunday will produce rainfall rates upwards of 1 to 2 inches per hour with storm total rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches, locally higher. There is the threat of flooding with heavy rain.
In addition, accompanying thunderstorms could be strong to severe. Threats of gusty winds and possibly even a brief spin up of a waterspout or tornado.
There could also be flash flooding.
While all of Southern New England is at risk, greatest concern is along a south to north line centered along and around the RI / CT border through the eastern half of MA.
The combination of wind and wave action could result in dangerous rip currents especially along south facing beaches Sunday, potentially lingering into Monday.