This weekend may not set any records for high temperatures, but it’s certainly looking more promising than earlier this week when we struggled to reach beyond 50 degrees. With Saturday and Sunday forecast to be 70 and mostly sunny, many of you may have your eyes set on the sandy (or in some cases rocky) beaches of Rhode Island this weekend.
With this in mind, we’ve decided to give you a rundown of beach openings and closings, so you can adequately plan your weekend at the beach.
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) recommends the closure of several local beaches for swimming this weekend due to high bacteria counts. Those beaches are:
In addition to closure announcements, HEALTH has also recommended the re-opening of several popular beaches for swimming. According to HEALTH, the bacteria levels at the following beaches are now safe for swimming:
Testing the waters
HEALTH bases its recommendations on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. HEALTH will continue to monitor the water quality regularly to assure safe swimming throughout the summer.
To read exactly how HEALTH's Beach Monitoring Program works, click here.
Check back with WBOB each Friday for our weekend beach outlook, so you can always be ahead of the game.