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Providence weather: Cooler, wet weather for Tuesday

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Forecast discussion: Well, the weather models did not help me this weekend, as we remained mostly cloudy with even a few showers throughout Memorial Day. The disturbance over Vermont last night gave us showers during Monday morning. But, by the afternoon, a few peeks of sunshine did come out of the clouds. For this evening, we will see partly cloudy skies, so any firework displays should go on as scheduled.

As we head into the workweek, we will be seeing some very cold temperatures for the last week of May. This will be due to the return of the back door cold front. A frontal boundary over Quebec will come down from Northern New England. Winds will shift to the northeast, and we will be seeing scattered showers from the mid-morning. The shower activity will not end until Wednesday afternoon, when high pressure from Canada pushes the boundary further south. But, the high will be pushing down colder air as well, as high temperatures on Wednesday will only reach the lower 60’s.

We will be seeing an increase in temperatures on Thursday, as winds shift from the cold east to the warm southwest. But, by Friday, a new cold front will approach the east coast. We will see showers arrive by the end of the morning commute, and the models are showing heavier precipitation by the evening commute. On Saturday, the low’s center will move offshore, but there is the risk of another round of showers on the back side of the low. Scattered showers will remain around the region until early Sunday morning. We will see improving skies by the afternoon.

We will end the forecast period by looking ahead to next Monday. We will still have enough moisture in the air to keep skies with more clouds than sun. Also, a weak upper level ridge will slowly try to build over New England by the middle of next week. High temperatures will still only reach the lower 70’s.

72 hour forecast:

Tonight: Partly cloudy with a low of 61.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with showers arriving by 9 a.m. We will see a high of 74 with temperatures falling through the day. Winds will shift to the east-northeast at 7-10 mph.
McCoy Stadium Forecast (7:05 p.m. vs. Gwinnett): Overcast, showers, 64.
Tuesday night: Light rain tapering to showers and patchy fog by 1 a.m. with a low of 50. Winds will come from the north-northeast at 8-11 mph.
Wednesday: Showers end by noon with partly sunny skies by the late afternoon. We will have a very cold high of 61.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy and much cooler with a low of 45.
Thursday: Mostly sunny and slightly warmer with a high of 68.
Thursday night: Partly to mostly cloudy with a low of 51.

Extended Forecast:
Friday: Overcast with showers arriving by 9 a.m. Precipitation becomes heavier in the evening. Highs 65-68, lows 52-55.
Saturday: Showers end by 2 a.m. with another round of showers by the early afternoon. Highs 66-69, lows 52-55.
Sunday: Showers end by 5 a.m. Mostly sunny skies by 11 a.m. Highs 68-71, lows 52-55.
Monday: Partly sunny. Highs 71-74, lows 55-58.

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