PORTSMOUTH, R.I. \u2014 A Tropical Storm Watch is currently in effect for Newport County. This watch could change as the storm develops. Find out below exactly what Tropical Storm Isaias could bring to our area.\n\nFrom the National Weather Service (NWS):\n\nTROPICAL STORM WATCH IN EFFECT\n\nA Tropical Storm Watch means tropical storm-force winds are possible\nsomewhere within this area within the next 48 hours\n\n* LOCATIONS AFFECTED\n- Newport\n\n* WIND\n- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind\n- Peak Wind Forecast: 25-35 mph with gusts to 50 mph\n\n- THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST\nUNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 39\nto 57 mph\n- PLAN: Plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm\nforce.\n- PREPARE: Efforts to protect property should now be\nunderway. Prepare for limited wind damage.\n- ACT: Act now to complete preparations before the wind\nbecomes hazardous.\n\n- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited\n- Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored\nmobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.\n- Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or\nuprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees\nare shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown\nover.\n- A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within\nurban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving\nconditions on bridges and other elevated roadways.\n- Scattered power and communications outages.\n\n* STORM SURGE\n- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Not available at this time. To be\nupdated shortly.\n\n- THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST\nUNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Not available at this\ntime. To be updated shortly.\n\n- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Not available at this time. To be updated\nshortly.\n\n* FLOODING RAIN\n- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:\n- Peak Rainfall Amounts: around 1 inch\n\n- THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST\nUNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for\nlocalized flooding rain\n- PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for\nlocalized flooding from heavy rain.\n- PREPARE: Consider protective actions if you are in an area\nvulnerable to flooding.\n- ACT: Heed any flood watches and warnings.\n\n- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited\n- Localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.\n- Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter\ncurrents. Small streams, creeks, and ditches may become\nswollen and overflow in spots.\n- Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in\nusually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding\nof water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor\ndrainage areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds\nbecome near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief road and\nbridge closures.\n\n* TORNADO\n- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:\n- Situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes\n\n- THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST\nUNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for a few\ntornadoes\n- PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for a\nfew tornadoes.\n- PREPARE: If your shelter is particularly vulnerable to\ntornadoes, prepare to relocate to safe shelter before\nhazardous weather arrives.\n- ACT: If a tornado warning is issued, be ready to shelter\nquickly.\n\n- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited\n- The occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the\nexecution of emergency plans during tropical events.\n- A few places may experience tornado damage, along with\npower and communications disruptions.\n- Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings,\nchimneys toppled, mobile homes pushed off foundations or\noverturned, large tree tops and branches snapped off,\nshallow-rooted trees knocked over, moving vehicles blown\noff roads, and small boats pulled from moorings.