Forecast discussion: Over the next several days, we will be seeing more clouds and the risk of showers over Providence. Also, we will begin to see our temperatures slowly fall as we head into early next week.
As we head into tonight, partly cloudy skies will change to mostly cloudy skies, thanks to a weak area of low pressure well off the coast of North Carolina. The Cape and Islands may see some showers, while the interior will see cloudy skies and some drizzle. Skies will remain mostly cloudy into Wednesday evening before a cold front in the central U.S. makes its way towards the east coast. We will see some showers by Thursday morning, but the precipitation will end just as quickly as it began. By Thursday afternoon, we may even see some sunshine.
However, we will return to wet weather, as a disturbance behind the low moves quickly into New England Thursday night. Showers will arrive well after midnight, and will remain with us through Friday morning. However, the precipitation will move offshore by the early afternoon, with some possible sunshine before the evening commute. However, we will see the last of temperatures in the upper 60’s.
This is due to a high pressure system coming down from eastern Canada. The weather models are showing that cooler air will dive into Southern New England, and temperatures will struggle to reach the lower 60’s for highs on Saturday. A new cold front may bring some showers by Sunday morning. A new high pressure system will bring sunshine by Monday, with temperatures trying to reach 60 degrees. A weak cold front may bring the risk of some showers by Tuesday afternoon.
72 hour forecast:
Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy with a low of 49.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with an isolated shower, especially along the south shore. We will see a high of 68 with northeast winds at 5-8 mph.
Wednesday night: Cloudy skies with some drizzle and a low of 54. Winds will shift to the west-southwest at 2-5 mph.
Thursday: Overcast with showers arriving by mid-morning, before ending by noon. Mostly cloudy skies expected through the afternoon. We will see a high of 69.
Thursday night: Overcast skies with scattered showers arriving and a low of 54.
Friday: Showers and light rain through the morning, with clearing skies and some sunshine by the afternoon. We will see a high of 68.
Friday night: Partly to mostly cloudy with a low of 47.
Saturday: Partly to mostly sunny and cooler. Highs 62-65, lows 46-49.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with possible early morning showers. Highs 62-65, lows 42-45.
Monday: Mostly sunny. Highs 59-62, lows 42-45.
Tuesday: Cloudy by the morning, with possible afternoon showers. Highs 61-64, lows 44-47.