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Providence weather: Cloudy but dry

Forecast discussion: Well, it was not a picture perfect day in Providence on Saturday, but we did keep dry weather. As the day wore on, clouds took over the skies, thanks to a low pressure system riding a frontal boundary to our south. This low will slowly move north and east this evening. It will bring a few isolated sprinkles and showers to the south coast during the overnight and into Sunday morning. However, we will begin to see partial clearing by the afternoon. High pressure offshore will have a ridge stay over us into Monday night, giving us northeast winds and cooler temperatures.

A high pressure system over Indiana will take over the weather pattern on Tuesday, but a few clouds ahead of a cold front will give us limited sunshine. Also, we will return to southwest winds by this time, helping to bring more tropical air over us. This means the humidity will be on the increase, and temperatures will keep into the middle to upper 80’s starting on Tuesday.

We will see the warmest day of the week on Wednesday, as temperatures may reach 90 degrees if we see enough sunshine breaks through the clouds. A cold front will approach New England, and we may see some showers and thunderstorms by the middle of the evening commute. We will remain with showers, periods of heavy rain, and isolated thunderstorms into Wednesday night. Before midnight, the front will move into the Atlantic and high pressure ridging will once again bring dry conditions.

This will bring us to next weekend. Despite the cloudy conditions expected, Providence has seen seven straight weekends without any precipitation. Right now, it appears next Saturday will be number eight. The high will bring mostly sunny skies, but northeast winds will keep temperatures into the lower 80’s.

72 hour forecast:

Tonight: Cloudy with isolated sprinkles and showers on the south shore. We will see a low of 60.
Sunday: Cloudy with a high of 77. Some isolated to scattered shower may pass by the south shore during the morning and early afternoon. Winds will come from the northeast at 9-12 mph.
McCoy Stadium Forecast (1:05 p.m. vs. Buffalo): Mostly cloudy, 74.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 61. Winds will come from the north at 4-7 mph.
Monday: Mostly sunny with a high of 81.
Monday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 65.
Tuesday: Partly sunny and more humid with a high of 84.
Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy and humid with a low of 69.

Extended Forecast:
Wednesday: Cloudy and humid with showers/thunderstorms by the early evening. Highs 86-89, lows 70-73.
Thursday: Showers/thunderstorms ending by 10 p.m. Highs 82-85, lows 65-68.
Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 79-82, lows 62-65.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs 80-83, lows 63-66.

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