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Dangerous heat continues across lower Miss. Valley, Deep South

High temperatures and dew points will persist Thursday into Friday across parts of the lower Miss. Valley & Deep South, creating dangerous heat index values in excess of 110 degrees for some locations. Heat Advisories & Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect across the region. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside & know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Pawtucket, North Central State Airport (KSFZ)

Lat: 41.92°NLon: 71.5°WElev: 440ft.

Overcast

82°F

28°C

Humidity 74%
Wind Speed SW 9 G 20 mph
Barometer 29.82 in
Dewpoint 73°F (23°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index87°F (31°C)
Last update 30 Jul 3:55 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Smithfield RI

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Southwest wind around 8 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Heavy Rain

    High: 86 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1am. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain.  Patchy fog between 2am and 3am.  Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Southwest wind 3 to 5 mph. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Heavy Rain
    then Heavy
    Rain and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 68 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 87. West wind 3 to 7 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 87 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 66. Light west wind.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 66 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 87 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 66 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 86.

    Sunny

    High: 86 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 67 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 88 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Southwest wind around 8 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1am. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Patchy fog between 2am and 3am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Southwest wind 3 to 5 mph. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 87. West wind 3 to 7 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 66. Light west wind.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.
Saturday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 86.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Thursday
A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 81.
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Point Forecast:
Smithfield RI
 41.89°N 71.54°W (Elev. 289 ft)
1:53 pm EDT Jul 30, 2015
4pm EDT Jul 30, 2015-6pm EDT Aug 6, 2015
 
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