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Providence weather: More of the same on Monday

Forecast discussion: A strong high pressure system coming down from Canada brought bright sunshine and low humidity to Providence on Monday. Temperatures remain seasonable, as we head into the end of August. As we move through the next seven days, temperatures will actually be slightly below normal. But, it will still be warm as kids head back to school by next Tuesday in the Ocean State.

The high will give us a repeat of today’s weather, as temperatures may reach 80 degrees inland. The evenings will remain cool, as temperatures fall into the upper 50’s in northern Rhode Island, to the lower 60’s for the rest of the state. The next chance for any showers will be Wednesday evening. A low pressure system forming over North Carolina may bring an isolated shower late Wednesday night. Otherwise, we will see partly to mostly sunny weather entering the weekend.

The models feel that same low pressure system forming over the Carolinas will stay well offshore entering the weekend, but a blocking pattern in the upper levels will actually push the low back to the west. So, we may see some isolated showers by Sunday night, as the low’s center will be near Cape Cod. The isolated to scattered showers would continue into next Monday.

However, the European model keeps us relatively dry Wednesday night and Friday afternoon. The risk for some showers is about the same for Sunday into Monday, as the model keeps the precipitation shield just south of the area. However, this forecast is seven days away, and the models can change the forecast a few times before we reach that time. Otherwise, we will see a cool, dry forecast period.

72 hour forecast:

Tonight: Clear skies with a low of 58.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny with a high of 79. Winds will shift to the south-southeast at 8-11 mph.
McCoy Stadium Forecast (7:05 p.m. vs. Lehigh Valley): Partly cloudy, 73.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 61. Winds will shift to the northeast at 2-5 mph.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy with a high of 81.
Wednesday night: Cloudy with isolated showers and a low of 62.
Thursday: Partly to mostly sunny with a high of 78.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 63.

Extended Forecast:
Friday: Partly sunny with the slight chance for a late afternoon shower. Highs 74-77, lows 60-63.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs 73-76, lows 60-63.
Sunday: Mostly sunny through the early afternoon, with mostly cloudy skies and a possible shower by the early evening. Highs 72-75, lows 60-63.
Monday: Cloudy with the risk of scattered showers. Highs 75-78, lows 62-65.