Forecast discussion: High pressure ridging covered all of Rhode Island today, giving us bright sunshine on Monday. Temperatures were below normal, but overnight lows will begin to moderate by the middle of the week.
All the computer models agree that we will see a dry week. The high coming down from eastern Canada will remain over the eastern U.S. right into Saturday. The high will eventually move offshore by Sunday. A weak cold front will move towards New England Monday, and we will see increasing clouds Sunday evening. There is the chance for some isolated showers Monday evening, but the computer models do not show much precipitation with the front.
Finally, in the tropics, the Atlantic Ocean remains quiet. There are no named tropical systems or areas of interest on the National Hurricane Center website.
72 hour forecast:
Tonight: Clear skies with a low of 44.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny with a high of 69. Winds will come from the northwest at 10-13 mph.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 48.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny with a high of 70.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 51.
Thursday: Mostly sunny with a high of 71.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 52.
Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 68-71, lows 49-52.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs 71-74, lows 50-53.
Sunday: Mostly sunny during the day, with increasing clouds by the evening. Highs 72-75, lows 52-55.
Monday: Mostly cloudy with a possible shower before midnight. Highs 70-73, lows 53-56.