Newport Flood Warning – Are You Prepared For Winter Storm Damon?

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Forecast calls for a whole lot of nastiness.

For those of you who have been hating the recent sub-freezing temperatures, we have a good-news/bad-news scenario. The high Tuesday is forecasted to be 53°F, which would be pretty nice for December…if it wasn’t accompanied with a 100% chance of precipitation.

The National Weather Service issued this map, where southern Rhode Island gets the 2-for-1 combo of a flood watch along with a high wind watch for those 60 mph gusts that will be doing a number on all those Christmas ornaments you just put up outside your house.

Tuesday Rain

 

In a case of “perfect timing”, the alert includes this little tid-bit:

* THE HEAVIEST RAIN LOOKS TO COINCIDE WITH AT LEAST PART OF THE TUESDAY EVENING RUSH HOUR. THIS WILL LIKELY MAKE FOR A VERY DIFFICULT COMMUTE… SO MOTORISTS SHOULD PLAN ACCORDINGLY.

We can’t wait.

So for those of you who haven’t built your arks, make sure those sump pumps are ready to go.

-Tristan Pinnock, Blast Meteorology Intern

Tristan's just this guy, ya know?