Click on button above to view RI Watches/Warnings/Special Wx Statements.

Western Kent County, RI Weather and Climate Synopsis

To access other UK Agricultural Weather Center Pages use the pull-down menu below.

(Click image to zoom) or Click Here

36 Hr. Forecast Map
All Radar images NOAA/UKAWC
Satellite images from NOAA

Weather Summary Hourly Observations Nowcast Agricultural Weather Outlook
7 Day Forecast Medium & Long Range Outlook Almanac Historical Facts

US Weekly Rainfall Departure

US Weekly Temperature Departure
Also see:

A joint service of the UK Ag Weather Center and the National Weather Service.

Regional Weather Story 
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA 
425 PM EDT Fri Jun 22 2018 

High pressure cresting over Southern New England on this Friday 
allowed skies to start off the day mostly sunny. However as the high 
moved off the coast to the east skies became partly sunny. Highs for 
this last day of the work week ranged from the upper 60s to the upper 

Tonight clouds will be on the increase with a slight chance of 
widely scattered showers after midnight. It will not be as cool as 
this morning, lows tonight will be in the mid to upper 50s. 

Looking to the weekend, an approaching warm front on Saturday will 
bring scattered showers to the region, and perhaps rumbles of 
thunder. Morning lows ranging in the 50s Saturday morning will only 
rebound into the mid 60s to low 70s by afternoon. A cold front will 
move through on Sunday thus scattered showers with rumbles of 
thunder will linger. Morning lows on Sunday will range in the mid 
50s to low 60s, with afternoon highs warming into the mid 70s to low 
80s. There will also be an increase in humidity Sunday afternoon.

National Ag. Weather Outlook, International Ag. Weather Summary
Current Surface Map, [2nd Source TWC]

RDF forecast not available
Regional Hourly Observations For WESTERN KENT County

SWR not available
Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Rhode Island
Based on observations at 800pm EDT, Friday June 22, 2018

Across Rhode Island...temperatures are near 62 degrees north, near 65 degrees central, and near 63 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, mostly cloudy central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 60%, and the dew point is near 48 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 50%, and the dew point is near 46 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 60%, and the dew point is near 49 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are calm north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 8 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southeast at 7 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 65 degrees at Providence. The lowest temperature is 62 degrees at Smithfield.

Hazardous Weather Outlook For WESTERN KENT County,RI

347 PM EDT Fri Jun 22 2018

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight.

Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday.

A few strong thunderstorms with gusty winds and brief heavy rainfall
are possible Sunday afternoon and evening, mainly northwest of a 
Boston to Providence line.


Spotter activation is not expected at this time.


Spotter activation is not expected at this time.


Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For WESTERN KENT County, RI
Issued at 715 PM EDT Fri Jun 22 2018

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph, becoming east after midnight.

A chance of showers in the morning, then showers in the afternoon. Patchy fog in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Cloudy. Showers likely, mainly in the evening. Patchy fog. Lows around 60. Northeast winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Patchy fog. Much warmer. Humid with highs in the lower 80s. Northwest winds around 5 mph, becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Patchy fog. Lows in the lower 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph, becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.

Partly cloudy. Cooler with lows in the lower 50s.

Mostly clear. Highs in the upper 70s. Lows in the mid 50s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 80s. Lows in the lower 60s.

Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. Highs in the mid 80s.

12-48 Hr Surface Forecast Maps, TWC 4-Panel Surface Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2 Precip, Days 1-5 Precip, Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1, Day 2

Medium & Long Range Outlook For Rhode Island
                             RHODE IS                                                                     
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                JUN 28-JUL 2 JUN 30-JUL 6    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below       Normal      Below     Normal                      

....  Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
5 Day Rainfall Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today
Twelve inches of rain fell in forty-two minutes at Holt MO establishing a
world rainfall record. That record was tied on January 24-25, 1956, at the
Kilauea Sugar Plantation in Hawaii, as their state record was established
with 38 inches of rain in 24 hours. (The Weather Channel)
Hurricane Agnes deluged Pennsylvania and New York State with torrential
rains resulting in the most costly flood in U.S. history. In the Middle
Susquehanna Valley of Pennsylvania, 24 hour rainfall amounts were generally
8 to 12 inches, with up to 19 inches in extreme southwestern Schuylkill
County. At Wilkes-Barre PA the dike was breached destroying much of the
town. Flooding resulted in 117 deaths and 3.1 billion dollars damage.
(David Ludlum)
A young woman from Lubbock TX was struck by lightning. The bolt of
lightning struck just above her right shoulder near her neck, and passed
right to left through her body, tearing her warm-ups, causing her tennis
shoes to explode, and lifting her two feet into the air. (The Weather
Record cold prevailed in the eastern U.S. with 67 low temperature records for 
the date tied or broken.  Indianapolis, Indiana dipped to 37 degrees to set a 
new all-time record low temperature for June and the coldest summer temperature 
ever.  In sharp contrast, it was a furnace in the Pacific Northwest with Eugene 
and Medford, Oregon setting new all-time record high temperatures for June with 
102 and 111 degrees, respectively.

Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky