Forecast discussion: At this time, a low pressure system off the Carolina coast is keeping showers and rain over the Mid-Atlantic on Thursday. This low will slowly move northward, but high pressure over northern New York will keep most of the precipitation offshore. However, this low will keep clouds and drizzle over Providence for most of the weekend.
We will see drizzle and isolated showers in the capital city, while the southern part of the state will see the best chance for scattered showers. Any showers will move south, as the high builds back over Southern New England for Saturday. We will still see a widely isolated shower through Saturday night, before skies slowly begin to clear.
On Sunday, we will see some limited sunshine through the clouds, but it will remain dry. So, it looks like dry weather for both the Patriots and the Red Sox. We will see more sunshine for Monday, as a lot of outdoor events are planned. The good weather will continue into Tuesday.
As we move into the middle of next week, a slow moving cold front will begin to enter the Great Lakes. We will see cloudy conditions by Wednesday afternoon, with some isolated to scattered showers starting in the evening. We will continue to see showers and light rain right through Thursday, before the front moves offshore early Friday morning.
72 hour forecast:
Tonight: Cloudy with drizzle and scattered showers, especially along the south coast. We will see a low of 50.
Friday: Overcast with drizzle and isolated showers with a high of 67. Winds will come from the northeast at 8-11 mph.
Friday night: Drizzle and showers end around sunset, but remaining mostly cloudy. We will see a low of 51 with north-northeast winds at 6-9 mph.
Saturday: Partly sunny with drizzle and a widely isolated shower with a high of 66.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy with a low of 50.
Sunday: Partly sunny with a high of 66.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 48.
Columbus Day: Mostly sunny. Highs 64-67, lows 47-50.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 65-68, lows 50-53.
Wednesday: Increasing clouds in the morning, with showers by the evening. Highs 65-68, lows 51-54.
Thursday: Showers/light rain. Highs 64-67, lows 50-53.