Forecast discussion: High pressure over eastern Canada helped clear our skies by the late morning, giving sunshine to Providence by Friday afternoon. This high will protect us from any storms through the weekend, before we run into a week of unsettled weather.
For the weekend, high pressure will slowly come down from Quebec, and control our weather pattern for the weekend. High temperatures will be in the upper 70’s to near 80, while the nights will be cool. Overnight lows Saturday night will fall into the lower 50’s in some areas. However, temperatures the following night will be a bit warmer, with the low reaching 60.
As we enter the workweek, Monday looks fine, with bright sunshine and some fair weather clouds through the afternoon. However, a series of weak low pressure systems and cold fronts will be moving through New England. A cold front passes through Monday night, giving us some isolated showers and thunderstorms into late Tuesday afternoon. We will have a reprieve from wet weather briefly, before a new low pressure system brings some isolated showers and thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon. Finally, a new cold front will pass through Thursday morning, providing us with more isolated showers through the evening.
By Thursday night, high pressure ridging will build over Friday morning, providing us with a nice start to the holiday weekend. I am expecting mostly sunny skies with temperatures in the lower 80’s.
72 hour forecast:
Tonight: Partly cloudy with a low of 60.
Saturday: Mostly sunny with a high of 79. Winds will come from the northeast at 10-13 mph.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 54. Winds will shift to the west-northwest at 2-5 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny with a high of 80.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 59.
Monday: Mostly sunny through the day, with increasing clouds in the evening. We will see a high of 79.
Monday night: Overcast with showers and thunderstorms starting after midnight with a low of 65.
Tuesday: Overcast skies with isolated showers and thunderstorms through the early morning, ending by the late afternoon. Highs 79-82, lows 63-66.
Wednesday: Overcast with isolated showers/thunderstorms by the afternoon. Highs 77-80, lows 63-66.
Thursday: Overcast with scattered showers/thunderstorms by late morning and more humid. Precipitation ends by the late evening. Highs 78-81, lows 63-66.
Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 80-83, lows 61-64.