Forecast discussion: A strong high pressure system over central New York will give Rhode Island nice, spring-like weather for the next few days, before a cold front brings some rain and cooler temperatures afterward.
Now, before I begin, I hope you remembered to set your clocks ahead one hour. The high will help filter some warmer air from the south, as winds shift to the southeast and southwest the next couple of days. We will see mostly sunny skies thanks to the high, and temperatures will be rising into the middle 40’s Sunday, and into the lower 50’s on Monday.
As we approach Tuesday, a strong low pressure system in the central U.S. will begin to move into the Northeast U.S. The computer models have been very consistent with this system bringing us about an inch of rain. The shower activity will end early Wednesday morning. A weak disturbance may bring a few flurries Wednesday night.
On Friday evening, we will see an Alberta Clipper move into New England, which could produce some rain and snow showers. However, this will be a quick moving system, and will be out to sea by the afternoon. However, we will see some below normal temperatures as highs only reach the upper 30’s on Friday and Saturday.
72 hour forecast:
Tonight: Clear skies with a low of 27.
Sunday: Mostly sunny with a high of 46. Winds will turn to the southeast in the late afternoon at 6-9 mph.
Sunday night: Clear to partly cloudy skies with a low of 31. Winds will come from the south-southwest at 2-5 mph.
Monday: Mostly sunny during the day, with increasing clouds through the afternoon. We will see a high of 51.
Monday night: Cloudy with isolated showers before dawn and a low of 38.
Tuesday: Overcast with showers in the late morning, becoming heavier by the afternoon with a high of 52.
Tuesday night: Showers end around 2 a.m. and a low of 33.
Wednesday: Partly sunny through the day, with possible flurries at night. Highs 46-49, lows 27-30.
Thursday: Partly sunny. Highs 40-43, lows 26-29.
Friday: Becoming cloudy with scattered rain/snow showers before midnight. Highs 37-40, lows 25-28.
Saturday: Scattered rain/snow showers in the early morning, but remaining mostly cloudy. Highs 37-40, lows 26-29.