Forecast discussion: An area of low pressure remained over parts of eastern Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts Tuesday morning. Some areas received as much as 3 inches of rain from this low. The low has moved offshore, taking the heaviest rainfall with it. Despite the sunshine outside this late Tuesday afternoon, the unsettled weather will continue for another day.
A weak frontal boundary now passing over the Great Lakes will move over Southern New England tomorrow. There will be the chance for some off and on showers and a possible thunderstorm as kids in Providence head back to school on Wednesday. A weak cold front will pass through Wednesday evening, before moving offshore on Thursday. I expect dry weather on Thursday, although a passing shower will not be out of the question.
By Friday, we will start the long holiday weekend with good weather. A weak high pressure ridge will give us more clouds than sun on Friday, but drier will move over us by Friday night. The best day of the weekend appears to be on Saturday, with mostly sunny skies. A warm front to our west will help bring increasing clouds by Sunday afternoon. Right now, it appears the computer models agree on a cold front coming down from Canada, providing us with a wet day for Labor Day. We will return to school and the workweek with partly sunny skies on Tuesday.
Right now, I do not expect any type of late summer warm up, as temperatures remain in the upper 70’s to lower 80’s.
72 hour forecast:
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a widely isolated shower. Patchy fog will develop, with the low falling to 64.
McCoy Stadium Forecast (7:10 p.m. vs. Scranton Wilkes-Barre): Mostly cloudy, 73.
Wednesday: Mixed clouds and sunshine with widely isolated showers and a possible thunderstorm. We will see a high of 83 with easterly winds of 6-9 mph.
McCoy Stadium Forecast (7:10 p.m. vs. Syracuse Chiefs): Overcast, off and on showers, 76.
Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy with isolated showers and a possible thunderstorm. We will see a low of 64 with north-northeast winds of 4-7 mph.
Thursday: Partly sunny with a passing shower by the early afternoon. We will see a high of 81.
Thursday night: Isolated showers until midnight, with partial clearing and a low of 63.
Friday: Mostly sunny with a high of 80.
Friday night: Clear skies with a low of 61.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs 79-82, lows 62-65.
Sunday: Partly sunny. Highs 80-83, lows 62-65.
Labor Day: Cloudy with scattered showers and possible thunderstorms. Highs 79-82, lows 64-67.
Tuesday: Partly sunny. Highs 77-80, lows 59-62.