Forecast discussion: Once again, high pressure brought bright sunshine and low humidity to Providence on Friday. However, a weak cold front passed through the area this afternoon, creating heavy cloud cover. So, this helped temperatures cool throughout the afternoon. It felt more like a day in September than the middle of August.
As we head into Saturday, the high will give us bright sunshine once again, and the humidity will continue to remain low. But, winds will turn to the southwest, which will allow for some warmer temperatures inland. We will see highs reach around 80 degrees inland. Temperatures will be in the upper 70’s at the beaches and the south coast.
As we move into Saturday night, a weak disturbance will help create scattered showers by early Sunday morning. The best chance to see showers will be during the morning and the early afternoon. There is a very small chance for a thunderstorm. The disturbance will move out to sea by early Monday morning, as high pressure once again takes over.
Right now, the computer models are indicating that the high will keep a low pressure system forming off the Mid-Atlantic coastline south of us. With that in mind, I have taken showers out of the extended period, especially for Tuesday night into Wednesday. However, I will keep track of the models over the next few days, as the models could change its forecast. But, as of now, I will keep us dry going into the end of next week.
72 hour forecast:
Tonight: Skies will become clear and temperatures will cool down to 59 degrees.
Saturday: Mostly sunny and breezy with a high of 80. Winds will come from the south-southwest at 13-16 mph.
McCoy Stadium Forecast (6:05 p.m. vs. Scranton Wilkes-Barre): Partly cloudy, 77.
Saturday night: Becoming cloudy with scattered showers by 3 a.m. with a low of 65. Winds will come from the south-southwest at 5-8 mph.
Sunday: Scattered showers with a high of 78.
Sunday night: Showers ending by 10 p.m. with clearing skies. We will see a low of 61.
Monday: Mostly sunny with a high of 80.
Monday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 62.
Tuesday: Partly to mostly sunny. Highs 77-80, lows 61-64.
Wednesday: Partly to mostly sunny. Highs 76-79, lows 62-65.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs 78-81, lows 62-65.
Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 78-81, lows 63-66.