Forecast discussion: Despite the heavy rain on Saturday, the weekend was not that bad. Our temperatures were well above normal on Saturday, as T.F. Green Airport recorded a high of 60 degrees. We also received 1.32 inches of rainfall at Warwick, as the showers ended before dawn on Sunday. High pressure ridging from the south gave us partly sunny conditions for most of Sunday, and our high temperature was only 47 degrees.
This high will give us another dry day on Monday, and temperatures will slowly rise to 50 degrees in Providence. A cold front moving into the central U.S. will provide us with some isolated showers early Tuesday morning. We will see showers with light rain by the afternoon. The heavier rainfall will be from a secondary low along the front. It will swing to the northeast, as the primary low remains over the Great Lakes. The showers may end as snow showers, as colder air behind the front moves over the area.
By Wednesday, the secondary low over the Great Lakes will move eastward, and we may see some scattered showers by Wednesday night. Again, the precipitation may end as snow showers, but all precipitation will end by Thursday. A weak high pressure system will give us dry weather for Thursday and most of Friday. By Friday afternoon, an Arctic front will move through New England. The front may bring some snow showers by early Friday evening. A secondary front may bring another round of snow showers Saturday night, but ending early Sunday morning. A new high pressure system will bring mostly sunny skies next Sunday. The colder air will remain over us into early next week.
72 hour forecast:
Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy skies with a low of 29.
Monday: Mostly sunny with a high of 50. Winds will come from the south-southwest at 8-11 mph.
Monday night: Becoming mostly cloudy with isolated showers and patchy fog developing after 4 a.m. and a low of 41. Winds will come from the south-southwest at 7-10 mph.
Tuesday: Cloudy with showers and light rain by the morning commute. We will see a high of 50.
Tuesday night: Showers may end as snow showers around midnight, before all precipitation ends by 2 a.m. We will see a low of 35.
Wednesday: Partly sunny with possible showers by the evening commute and a high of 44.
Wednesday night: Rain changing to snow showers, but precipitation ends by 3 a.m. We will see a low of 29.
Thursday: Partly to mostly sunny. Highs 37-40, lows 26-29.
Friday: Mostly cloudy with possible snow showers in the early evening. Highs 41-44, lows 21-24.
Saturday: Partly to mostly sunny with possible evening snow showers. Highs 32-35, lows 17-20.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. Highs 29-32, lows 14-17.