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Providence weather: Another quiet weekend

Forecast discussion: A high pressure system over the state of New York helped to bring gorgeous weather to Providence on Friday. The air was less humid, we had fair weather clouds the entire day, and a small breeze went through the air. We will see another nice day for Saturday, as the high begins to move offshore.

As we head into Sunday, we will be feeling the effects of a low pressure system now off the coast of South Carolina. The low will move northward, but slowly move out to the north and east before reaching Block Island. So, we will see more clouds than sun on Sunday, and the Cape and Islands may see some isolated showers during the morning and afternoon. The low will move off into the Atlantic by Sunday night, and we will return to fair weather on Monday.

As we head into the middle of next week, southwest winds will allow for more tropical air to move into Southern New England. This will increase our dewpoint temperatures, making the air very humid. Also, temperatures will increase into the upper 80’s to near 90 degrees on Wednesday. A cold front is expected to make its way towards New England Tuesday night, bringing a new threat of showers and thunderstorms from Wednesday morning into early Friday morning. But, just like the previous seven weekends, we will begin the next weekend with dry weather and cooler temperatures.

72 hour forecast:

Tonight: Clear skies with a low of 61.
Saturday: Mostly sunny with a high of 82. Winds will come from the southeast at 8-11 mph.
McCoy Stadium forecast (6:05 p.m. vs. Buffalo): Partly cloudy, 76.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy with a low of 62. Winds will shift to the northeast at 4-7 mph.
Sunday: Partly sunny with a high of 78. Some isolated to scattered shower may pass by the Cape and Islands during the morning and early afternoon.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 61.
Monday: Mostly sunny with a high of 81.
Monday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 64.

Extended Forecast:
Tuesday: Partly sunny with possible evening showers. Highs 84-87, lows 68-71.
Wednesday: Cloudy and humid with showers/thunderstorms by the late morning. Highs 87-90, lows 70-73.
Thursday: Showers/thunderstorms. Highs 84-87, lows 66-69.
Friday: Showers/thunderstorms end by the early morning and becoming mostly sunny. Highs 79-82, lows 62-65.

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