Newport Galleries Night 2018 is underway and the season is in high gear at our member galleries, museums and cultural institutions with August Newport Gallery Night on Thursday, August 9th from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm.
Greg Abate, who is listed in Downbeat Magazine’s latest critics poll as among jazz music’s top rising stars, brought his uptown jazz quintet to The Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant for a high powered night of music on Thursday.
At 6:45 am on Saturday, Augusut 4, the first of five waves of swimmers and kayakers participating in Save The Bay’s 42nd annual Swim will embark on a 1.7-nautical-mile journey across Narragansett Bay in the nonprofit organization’s biggest fundraising event of the year.
The University of Rhode Island’s Big Band will perform again at this year’s Newport Jazz Festival. Performing music by classical jazz musicians like Duke Ellington and contemporary artists like Maria Schneider, 17 URI students and alumni will take the Harbor Stage at the 2018 Newport Jazz Fest on Saturday, August 4 that 11 a.m.
On Saturday, July 28th, Governor Gina Raimondo and Newport Festivals Foundation Chairman George Wein announced that the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Newport Festivals Foundation (NFF) had reached a license agreement that will keep the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals in Newport for 25 – 40 more years.
Today - Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Patchy fog after 11am. High near 79. South wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Tonight - Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Patchy fog between midnight and 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Today -S winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt this afternoon. Gusts up to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog. A chance of showers this morning, then showers and tstms this afternoon. Some tstms may produce gusty winds and heavy rainfall this afternoon with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tonight - SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming W around 5 kt after midnight. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog. Showers likely. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Coastal Water Temperature - 73.9°F
Sun, Moon, & Tide
The sun rose inNewport at 5:44 am and sunset will be at 7:59 pm. The first high tide was at 1:23 am and the next high tide will be at 1:51 pm. The first low tide was at 6:39 am and the next low tide will be at 7:34 pm.
Today we have 14 hours and 15 minutes of sun. The solar transit will be at 12:51 pm.
The lunar phase is a Waning Gibbous.The moon age is 21 days, lighting is 58%.