Forecast discussion: A large dome of high pressure continues to remain over New England. Despite the high, we did see more clouds than sunshine on Thursday afternoon over Providence. This was due to the northeast winds, along with some colder air in the upper levels of the atmosphere. The heating from the sun, along with moisture up in the middle levels of the atmosphere, helped keep a blanket of clouds over us during the morning and early afternoon. Eventually, the clouds moved south, thanks to upper level winds, and we had bright sunshine for the rest of the afternoon.
The high’s center will move a little closer to the east, so we should see more sunshine for the next few days. I continue to watch the models and see what they are doing with a developing low off the coast of South Carolina. At this time, all the computer models keep the low to our east. The American model now has the low closest to the mainland. We will see some clouds and a northeast breeze on Monday. The Cape and Islands may see some scattered showers, but I am still not confident in adding that to the forecast. We will return to mostly sunny skies with temperatures in the lower 70’s during the day after Tuesday.
72 hour forecast:
Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy with a low of 51.
Friday: Partly to mostly sunny with a high of 68. Winds will come from the north-northeast at 10-13 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 50. Winds will come from the north-northeast at 2-5 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny with a high of 72.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 51.
Sunday: Mostly sunny with a high of 72.
Sunday night: Partly to mostly cloudy with a low of 52.
Monday: Mostly cloudy and breezy. Highs 69-72, lows 52-55.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 71-74, lows 51-54.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 71-74, lows 52-55.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs 73-76, lows 52-55.