Forecast discussion: After patchy fog and low clouds Saturday morning, Providence received mostly sunshine in the afternoon, despite cloudy conditions during the early afternoon. This was due to some dry air left over from a high pressure ridge that is currently weakening. A cold front now moving into the Mid-Atlantic will bring some isolated showers before midnight. After midnight, we will see more widespread showers and periods of rain.
The periods of rain will continue through the morning hours, before the front begins to move offshore during the late afternoon. An isolated shower will remain through the afternoon, before skies begin to clear in the early evening. A strong high pressure system over the Northern Plains will bring bright sunshine and cooler temperatures for Monday. As the high slowly moves closer eastward, winds will turn to the south, helping to moderate our temperatures by the middle of next week.
Meanwhile, the tropics have become quiet. Invest 95-L has dissipated, as the series of thunderstorms have moved inland. Meanwhile, an area southeast of Bermuda has remained disorganized. There is only a 10 percent chance this system becomes a tropical cyclone within the next 5 days. Also, the system will be absorbed into a trough.
72 hour forecast:
Tonight: An isolated shower before midnight, with more widespread showers and periods of rain after midnight. We will see a low of 65.
Sunday: Showers/light rain ending by 2 p.m. We will see a high of 71 with west-northwest winds of 11-14 mph.
Sunday night: Clear skies after midnight with a low of 47.
Monday: Mostly sunny with a high of 65.
Monday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 43.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny with a high of 67.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 46.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 69-72, lows 48-51.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs 72-75, lows 50-53.
Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 71-74, lows 50-53.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs 73-76, lows 52-55.