Gusty winds from Jose bring down trees, power lines

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The remnants of Tropical Storm Jose will continue to produce gusty winds Friday, which could lead to isolated damage and power outages, especially along the coast.

Gusts up to 35-50 mph could be felt as the storm meanders offshore.

A Wind Advisory for southern Rhode Island and Massachusetts was dropped Friday evening, as was a Tropical Storm Warning for the Cape and islands.

Our Power Outages Database showed over 1,000 customers without power late Friday morning.

A couple of flights in and out of T.F. Green Airport are delayed Friday, according to the WPRI.com Flight Tracker.

In addition, rough surf and rip currents will continue to be a concern at area beaches throughout the weekend. Anyone planning to head for the coast should be advised that lifeguards are no longer on duty at state beaches.

Jose has also caused damage across the state. A large tree went through the roof of a home on Wayland Avenue in Cranston, causing serious damage, especially to the chimney. Nobody was injured.

Franco Iannotta lives next door and was shocked to see how serious the damage was.

“Oh my God. It’s enormous. Look at that. They’re lucky nobody got killed,” he said.

North-Eastern Tree Service said they’ve been on their toes with Jose as winds continue to whip.

Jose is expected to slowly drift away and fizzle out over the weekend, during which the winds will subside and the skies will start to clear.

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