Forecast discussion: High pressure gave Providence gorgeous weather on Saturday, with cooler than normal temperatures and bright sunshine. However, that high is losing its influence, as showers are arriving from Northern New England. They will arrive in the capital city within the next couple of hours.
The showers will stay for Sunday morning, and gradually will leave the area during the afternoon. We will see some clearing skies before sunset, and the atmosphere will receive drier air Sunday night. Temperatures will fall into the middle 40’s, while some areas may even see a hint of frost by early Monday morning.
Temperatures will be slightly cooler during the day on Monday and Tuesday, as highs only reach the lower 70’s. The low temperatures will slowly rebound, as more moisture moves over Southern New England. As the dewpoint rises, so does the temperatures. By Tuesday night, low temperatures will return to normal, reaching the lower 60’s.
As we head into Wednesday afternoon, a cold front will come from the Great Lakes, and providing us with some rainfall. There may be an isolated thunderstorm, especially going into Wednesday night. The front will stall over New England, giving us the chance at more rainfall on Thursday. The front will slowly move offshore by Friday morning, and high pressure behind the front will bring drier air. I am expecting mostly sunny skies by next Saturday.
Meanwhile, the Atlantic Tropical Season remains very quiet. There are no active tropical systems, although a system coming off the coast of Africa is already being watched. Several computer models suggest the atmosphere will have the correct conditions right now to take this low pressure circulation and strengthen it into a tropical system.
72 hour forecast:
Tonight: Cloudy skies with showers arriving around 11 p.m. with a low of 60.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with passing showers through the morning, before gradual clearing in the late afternoon. We will see a high of 77 with winds turning to the northwest at 12-15 mph.
McCoy Stadium Forecast (Game 5 vs. Rochester Red Wings, if necessary): A passing shower, otherwise mostly cloudy, 72.
Sunday night: Skies becoming clear with a low of 46. Winds will diminish to 4-7 mph and come from the north.
Monday: Mostly sunny with a high of 71.
Monday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 53.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny with a high of 74.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 63.
Wednesday: Increasing clouds throughout the afternoon, with showers/thunderstorms developing around 10 p.m. Highs 80-83, lows 65-68.
Thursday: Showers/thunderstorms. Highs 79-82, lows 61-64.
Friday: Showers/rain ending in the early morning. Partly to mostly sunny skies expected through the afternoon. Highs 73-76, 53-56.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs 74-77, lows 52-55.